Local History Awards

What are the Local History awards?

The Awards encourage community participation in recording the history of the City of Vincent.

We invite written and photographic entries on subjects such as:

  • People or groups in Vincent (individuals, families, local artists, businesses, community groups or sporting clubs, schools and religious or charitable groups);
  • Places in Vincent (histories of houses and buildings, streets, lanes, parks, trees or landmarks);
  • Events (historic or contemporary) in the Vincent area. This year, we are also encouraging entries documenting the impact of COVID-19 on local people and communities in Vincent.

The Awards are open to everyone including non-residents, provided the subject matter is about people, places or events in Vincent. All entries become part of the City of Vincent Local History Collection.

Entries close 5pm Wednesday 30 September 2020.

Award categories 

An independent judging panel will assess all entries and award prizes in the following categories: 

Written Entries

Geoffrey Bolton Award: Life in Vincent  

  • 1st prize - $500
  • 2nd prize - $250
  • 3rd prize - $150

Written entries can be memoirs, biographies, diaries, essays or research on people or places. Historical narratives based on people, places or events in the Vincent area are also permitted. Written entries must be no more than 2000 words.

Submissions may be an extract from a longer piece of written work and may also include photographs, illustrations or maps.

Photographic Entries

Category 1: Historic Images (Pre 2000)  

  • 1st prize: $200
  • 2nd prize: $100
  • 3rd prize: $50

Category 2: Contemporary Images (Post 2000)  

  • 1st prize: $200
  • 2nd prize: $100
  • 3rd prize: $50

People's Choice Award

$100 prize for the most popular photo; historic or contemporary.

How to enter

Complete the below online entry form.

Local History Awards 2020 - online form

More Information

Contact the Local History Centre on 9273 6534 or email local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au.