2020 CHASS Australia Prizes

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CHASS_Block_AustPrizes2020 marks the seventh 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.

New to 2020: CHASS FLASH AWARDS

The Council for the Humanities Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) has launched the CHASS Flash Awards to provide young people  with opportunities to express their views, by video, on issues of significance to their future.

CHASS FLASH AWARD ONE

Students in Year 11 and 12 and in undergraduate course at University are invited to express their views in a one minute video about the government’s recently proposed changes to undergraduate university fees, raising costs for most students in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Prize: The prize for the most outstanding video is $1,000.00.

Submissions: Please send your one minute video as an email attachment, along with where you are studying and what year you are in, by September 7, 2020 to Sally Daly: membership@chass.org.au

New to 2020: CHASS Future Leaders Writing Prize ($2,000)

The 2020 inaugural CHASS Future Leaders Writing Prize aims to recognise and reward young Australian writers (35 and under). The theme for this year is ‘Where do we go from here?‘ The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and needs to be between 1500 and 2000 words. This new writing prize ($2000 cash prize) is being sponsored by Future Leaders. Please email your submission, in a Word document,  to helen@futureleaders.com.au by September 7, 2020.

CHASS Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($3,500)

This prize is for a performance, exhibition, research project or a specific advance in policy development in any HASS field. Performances or exhibitions must have been open to the public between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. Policy work and research may have commenced earlier, but must have been completed during 2019. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominees should provide sufficient evidence to allow judges to assess the impact of the performance, exhibition, project or policy. The nature of this evidence is up to the nominator (for e.g.: critical reviews, impact assessments, spin-offs, new policies). Performances, exhibitions or policy work may have taken place abroad, but nominees must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia, and the work must have some relevance to Australian cultural and intellectual life. All materials submitted must be in English. The application form (https://www.chass.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-CHASS-Australia-Prizes-Application-Form.docx ) needs to be submitted, by September 7, along with the nomination statement (including a Summary (no more than 50 words) that describes the work and Statement (no more than 200 words) describing why the work is distinctive), and all supporting materials. Due to the current working from home arrangements, material can only be accepted in an online format.

CHASS Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences ($500)

This prize is for a student essay, project, performance or exhibition that best exemplifies the contribution of HASS to our understanding of our nation and us. The nominated work must have been completed between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019. Honours/post-graduate/doctoral theses are not eligible. Students enrolled at any level in any Australian tertiary educational institution are eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations are welcome. Nominators should provide sufficient evidence to allow judges to assess their work. The nature of this evidence is up to the nominator (for e.g.: critical reviews, impact assessments). All works must be in English. The application form (https://www.chass.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2020-CHASS-Australia-Prizes-Application-Form.docx  ) needs to be submitted, by September 7, along with the nomination statement (including a Title and Summary – no more than 200 words), all supporting materials, and identification documents proving the nominee’s student status (valid student ID/most recent student ID if the nominee has graduated). Due to the current working from home arrangements, material can only be accepted in an online format.