Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award recognises the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous 12 months.

Established in 2004 the Award recognises the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous 12 months. The winner is announced at a Ceremony at the Library and receives $1,000.

The judging panel consists of three academics, historians and/or curators working in the field of Northern Territory history.

Photo of the book spines of past winners of the Chiref Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award

Key dates

  • Entries open in February each year and close at the end of March. 
  • Shortlisted entries are announced in late June.
  • Winners announced at a ceremony at the Northern Territory Library in July.

Eligibility

To apply for the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award your book must be all of the following:

  • a work on Northern Territory history
  • published in English
  • offered for general sale published between 1 January and 31 December in the year prior to the current award year
  • you must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident to enter

You may nominate yourself or enter on behalf of another author if you have their permission to do so.

How to enter

You must submit your entry using the online entry form. You must then send four copies of your entry to the Northern Territory Library:

CMNTHBA
PO Box 42
Darwin NT 0801