Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award
This annual award is for the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory (NT) published in the last 12 months.
The winner will receive $1,000.
Who can enter
You must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to enter the NT History Book Award.
You may nominate yourself or enter on behalf of another author if you have their permission to do so.
Books that are allowed
To apply for this award, your book must be all of the following:
- a work on NT history
- written in English
- offered for general sale
- published between 1 January and 31 December in the year before you entered the award.
Key dates for 2018
Entries will open on Thursday 1 February and must be submitted by midnight on Wednesday 21 March. Late entries will not be considered.
The shortlist is announced in June each year.
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, in July.
How to enter
Entries are now open and close on Wednesday 21 March 2018.
You can submit your entry online.
Your entry will be disqualified if you breach any of the award rules outlined in the submission forms.
After you enter
You will get an email acknowledging your entry - allow up to seven days.
You will get an email in June if your book has been shortlisted, and you will be advised in July if you have won.
If you are shortlisted or win an award, your contact details may be provided to the Northern Territory Writers' Centre and media organisations.
All of the following applies with the judging process:
- the award will go to the book judged the most significant historical work on the NT
- judges shall declare any conflict of interest
- prize money is awarded to the winning entry at the discretion of the judges.
The judging panel is nominated and overseen by the Northern Territory Library, and is made up of three representatives of the academic community with knowledge and understanding of NT history.
The prize will be awarded to the book judged the most significant historical work in the NT.
You will not get any feedback about your entry and the judges' decision is final.
For more information about the Chief Minister's Norther Territory History Book Award email email@example.com.
Previous winners and finalists
Winner: Stuart Traynor|
Alice Springs: From Singing Wire to Iconic Outback Town
Julia Martinez and Adrian Vickers -
Dick Dakeyne - Radar Gunner
Helen Bond Sharp - Maningrida : a history of the Aboriginal Township in Arnhem Land
Dr Mickey Dewar - No Place Like Home
Peter Grose - An Awkward Truth
Philip Jones - Ochre and Rust
Dr Pam Oliver - Empty North: The Japanese Presence and Australian Reactions 1860s to 1942
Tony Roberts - Frontier Justice: A History of the Gulf Country to 1900
John Mulvaney - Paddy Cahill of Oenpelli
David Bridgman - Acclimatisation: Architecture at the Top End of Australia
Last updated: 20 February 2018