Oral History NSW is excited to announce a new annual award for community-based oral history projects, the Oral History NSW Excellence in Community History Award. The $500 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.
The prize is open to community-based oral history practitioners. This includes members of volunteer organisations, professional historians and freelance workers. 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.
Applications are open now, and close on June 30. All details can be found here.