Submissions open for the 2021 Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award

Sticker for Northern Territory History Book Award

The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award is now open for submissions. 

The Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2021 celebrates the most significant historical book about the NT that was published in 2020, with the winning author receiving $1,000.  

Entries officially open Friday 5 March 2021 and run through to midnight Wednesday 7 April 2021.

Selection criteria to apply for the award; 

  • books must be a work on NT history, written in English, offered for general sale, and published between 1 January and 31 December 2020.
  • any Australian citizen or permanent resident can enter the Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award.
  • authors may nominate themselves. You may enter on behalf of an author but must obtain their permission before entering. 

The judging panel is made up of experts who have a knowledge and understanding of NT history and are experienced in research, editing and writing. It is nominated and overseen by Library & Archives NT.

The shortlist will be announced in June with the winner announced in late July.

More information and applications can be found online