New $10,000 military prize included in Premier’s History Awards
The NSW Government has announced the establishment of a new $10,000 annual Military History Prize as part of the prestigious Premier’s History Awards.
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the establishment of a new award designed specifically to capture and record military history was an important step in ensuring future generations were educated on the service and sacrifice of Australians in armed conflicts.
“The Anzac Memorial Trustees Military History Prize provides a wonderful opportunity for history buffs, academics and anyone interested in the history of the service and contributions of our servicemen and servicewomen to enter and showcase their work,” Mr Perrottet said.
“The awards also put the spotlight on the importance of learning from the past and appreciating the enormous amount of work, research and efforts of our historians.”
Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott said the $10,000 Military History Prize would be open to New Zealand citizens as a mark of regard for our shared Anzac history.
“An award with a focus on military history will be a significant contribution to the education of future generations on our nation’s military efforts,” Mr Elliott said.
“This is another step in ensuring the sacrifices of all those who have served in the defence forces and military operations remain a significant part of the nation’s military history, so our veterans will not be forgotten.”
Minister for the Arts Ben Franklin said this prize will complement the current suite of awards offered in the Premier’s History Awards.
“The Premier’s History Awards were established to honour distinguished achievement in history and celebrate the contribution of historical research to our culture and communities, and humanity at large,” Mr Franklin said.
Entries for the $10,000 Military History Prize will open in February as part of the 2023 NSW Premier’s History Awards with winners announced in September next year.