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2019 CHASS Australia Prizes

2019 marks the sixth year of the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) sector, including academics, researchers, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students.

Nominations have now opened for four categories:

  • one for a non-fiction book/e-book that enriches Australian cultural and intellectual life (cash prize of $3,500 each, sponsored by Routledge)
  • the second for ‘Distinctive Work’- an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to policy.
  • The third prize (cash prize of $2,000) is being sponsored by Future Leaders for a ‘Future Leader’, an individual under 30 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in HASS.
  • CHASS is sponsoring the fourth prize (cash prize of $500) for a student essay, exhibition, performance or project in any HASS area.

There is no application fee, and self-nominations are welcome.

Key Dates

  • 21 June 2019: Submissions (regular mail or electronic) will be accepted until 5PM AEST at the CHASS office in Melbourne.
  • Mid-September 2019: Shortlists will be announced.
  • October 2019: Winners will be announced at the 2019 CHASS Australia Prizes Ceremony in Melbourne.

Detailed submission guidelines and nominations forms can be found on the CHASS website.

Please read the guidelines for each category carefully before submitting your nomination. Incomplete applications and nominations received after the deadline will not be considered.

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