Public History Prize: Eligibility Criteria & Guidelines for Nominations:
We invite nominations of work in the area of public history undertaken in the UK that falls into one of the following five categories:
•Museums & Exhibitions
•Film & TV
•Radio & Podcasts
•Public Debate & Policy
Note: The Public Debate & Policy categoryrecognises scholarship and public outreach by historians that seeks to enhance the quality of public debate on policy and other issues of public concern. This may take any form, including print journalism, broadcasting or web publication.
There will be a winner in each category and an overall winner. The jury may also award commendations.
Please note that historical fiction and popular history books are not eligible for consideration.
Eligibility Criteria (Student Prizes):
Work that is nominated should have been undertaken at a UK university in the academic year 2016-17. For textual submissions, the word limit is 3,000 words for the undergraduate prize and 5,000 for the postgraduate. We welcome non-textual submissions of all kinds. The submission must have formed part of assessed work and be accompanied by a supporting letter from the relevant tutor. Please see the supporting document for further details.
Guidelines for Nominations (Main Prizes):
Nominations are invited from those not directly involved in the project in question. Judges may take into account the resources available in any given case. They are also looking for work that communicates a critical understanding of the past and promotes the understanding of how historical interpretations are arrived at.
We encourage early nomination to allow judges to appraise entries fully and fairly. When making a nomination of an exhibition, for example, it is essential to give judges enough time to make arrangements to visit in person. (To be eligible for the prize, exhibitions must have been experienced first-hand by at least one judge).
Nominations must be made on the RHS form available here and sent to Mrs Melanie Ransom ().
Guidelines for Nominations (Student Prizes):
Students may not nominate their own work. There is no restriction on permissible media. Each nomination should be accompanied by a supporting letter from a member of staff, which should also outline the pedagogic context in which the work was undertaken.
Nominations should be made on the RHS form available here and sent to Mrs Melanie Ransom ().
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