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CHASS Prizes 

Prizes

2021 marks the eighth 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. 

CHASS Future Leaders Writing Prize

The CHASS Future Leaders Writing Prize aims to recognise and reward young Australian writers (35 and under). The theme for 2020 was ‘Where do we go from here?‘ This year's theme will be announced soon. The writing can be fiction or non-fiction and needs to be between 1500 and 2000 words. This writing prize, introduced in 2020 ($2000 cash prize) is being sponsored by Future Leaders.

The submission process will be announced soon.

CHASS Prize for Distinctive Work in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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 2020 and 31 December 2020. Policy work and research may have commenced earlier, but must have been completed during 2020.

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 submission process will be announced soon.


CHASS Prize for a Student in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

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 2020 and 31 December 2020. 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 submission process will be announced soon.

FLASH Awards

This Award was introduced in 2020. The first FLASH Award was for students in Year 11 and 12 and in undergraduate course at University to express their views in a one minute video about the government’s 2020 proposed changes to undergraduate university fees, raising costs for most students in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

Details about the 2021 FLASH Award will be available soon.

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