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Oral History NSW has announced a new award for 2018 for ‘Excellence in Community History’. This award is designed to acknowledge the work of individuals or community groups who are recording the histories of their communities. Eligible projects may include the development of new oral history collections, digital and multimedia projects (including websites or podcasts) and printed publications based on oral history interviews.

Eligibility: Applicants must be members of OHNSW and undertaking projects based in the ACT and/or NSW. Eligible projects must have been completed in the 12 months prior to the entry submission date.

Criteria: The prize is open to community-based oral history practitioners. This includes members of volunteer organisations, professional historians and freelance workers. Projects that have received funding in the form of research grants or institutional support are eligible. Projects conducted towards an educational qualification or degree are not eligible for this award

Award details: The winner will be chosen by a committee of three oral historians based on the project’s contribution to understandings of community history and the quality, originality and/or significance of project outputs. The winner will receive a prize of $500. Award recipients will be required to write a post describing their project for the OHNSW website and will be invited to give a short presentation at the Oral History NSW annual general meeting.

Applications should be sent to: Oral History NSW PO Box 261, Pennant Hills, NSW 1715 or emailed to:

Entries open now and close on 30th June 2018