Submissions open for Local History Awards 2023

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2023 at 9:19:15 AM

The City of Vincent is calling on people with historic photos or stories to enter in the Local History Awards 2023.

Now in its 23rd year, the Awards have helped build a treasure trove of local photos, memoirs and stories about life in Vincent’s suburbs.

Past winning entries include black and white photos of The Leederville Hotel and North Perth Primary School and a story written by Con Christ titled Living in Lake Street 1941 – 1967.

“The Awards have uncovered countless untold stories and never-before-seen photos of local characters and community groups, iconic places and significant events over the past 23 years,” said Mayor Emma Cole.

“We love highlighting the entries each year as they are always well-received by our community and are added to our ever-growing Local History Collection.

“We’re encouraging people who have a piece of Vincent’s history to dig through their photo collection and life memories and enter their photo or story.”

Leederville Hotel. Credit: Terence Mathews

The Awards are open to everyone including non-residents, provided the subject matter is about people, places or events in Vincent. Subjects can include:

·         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.

There are two categories for written entries: Life in Vincent and History of a Place, and two categories for photographic entries: Historic (pre-2000) and Contemporary (post-2000).

An independent judging panel will assess all entries, with prizes up for grabs for first, second and third place.  

The People’s Choice Award will be awarded to the most popular photo.

Submissions close at 5pm, Friday 29 September.

The Awards are sponsored by Edison Property, Leederville Cameras and Plunkett Homes.

For more information, visit the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre’s website.

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