The winner of the Lane Cove History Prize will receive $2,000
THE AIM OF THE LANE COVE HISTORY PRIZE IS TO ENCOURAGE ORIGINAL RESEARCH INTO THE HISTORY OF LANE COVE AND ITS ENVIRONS, EXTENDING KNOWLEDGE OF THE AREA AND ITS PEOPLE. IT IS INTENDED THAT THE RESEARCH WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ENRICHED UNDERSTANDING OF LANE COVE, BOTH PAST AND PRESENT. [*]
The results of the research will be published in the LCHS Journal and lodged with the Lane Cove Library Local Studies Unit for the wider information of the public, and preserved for the use of future researchers.
Original research may well involve documenting knowledge about some person, event or phenomenon not hitherto documented. Equally, such research may take some known person, event or phenomenon and offer some fresh perspectives or insights, achieving a new understanding and interpretation. Any research offered for the Lane Cove History Prize must also be original in the sense that it has not been offered elsewhere, either in another prize or, for example, in completion of some degree program of study.
For the 2019 Lane Cove History Prize, entrants may submit
An essay (illustrated where appropriate) of 5,000 to 7,000 words,
An Oral History produced digitally as a video or audio recording on USB stick or disc of 30-45 minutes’ duration. This must be accompanied by a written transcription (in Microsoft Word format).
The interview/video must also be accompanied by a short written summary and an explanation about why it makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lane Cove's history.
A DVD of 7 to 10 minutes
The closing date will be 5pm on Friday 31st August 2019
Prize The winner of the Lane Cove Local History Prize will receive $2,000
[*] The term “Lane Cove and its environs” refers to the modern Municipality of Lane Cove—Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lane Cove North, Greenwich, Northwood, Longueville, and Linley Point. It is acknowledged that in the past “Lane Cove” covered a much broader geographical area, for it embraced parts of modern Hunters Hill, and Woolwich, North Sydney, Chatswood and suburbs north to Gordon. Hence, submissions will be accepted when these areas are introduced into a study of the period in which these areas constituted “Lane Cove”.