Local History Awards

City of Vincent Local History Award winners, 2023

The Local History Awards 2023 are now Closed. 

Congratulations to all our 2023 winners (pictured above).

To view all winning entries in this year's and previous years' awards visit the Local History Award Winners page.

The next awards will be run in 2025.

What are the awards?

The Local History 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. 

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.

The Local History Awards are sponsored by: 

Award categories 

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

Written Entries

Life in Vincent  - About a person, family or group

  • 1st prize - $250
  • 2nd prize - $150
  • 3rd prize - $100

History of a Place - About a house, building, park or place

  • 1st prize - $250
  • 2nd prize - $150
  • 3rd prize - $100

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.

More Information

Contact the Local History Centre on (08) 9273 6090 or email local.history@vincent.wa.gov.au.