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Collingwood Historical Society has just been informed that our Plaques Project has been short-listed for the Victorian Community History Awards 2008!

The Victorian Community History Awards are co-ordinated by Information Victoria with assistance and judging provided by the Royal Historical Society of Victoria. The annual award seeks to encourage works that contribute to the development and appreciation of the history of Victoria.

The Award carries a major overall prize with six prizes for the following categories:

  • Best Collaborative / Community Work
  • Best Print / Publication
  • Best Audio – Visual / Multimedia
  • Best Exhibit / Display
  • Best Walk / Tour
  • Best Community Research, Register and Records

The Victorian Community History Awards recognise excellence in historical method. The various award categories also acknowledge that history can be told in many and varied formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians. Entries are judged on content and presentation with a view to encouraging innovative ways of recording community history across the state.

At a ceremony at Parliament House on Saturday 31 May 2008 we will discover if we have won in our category or overall. But just being short-listed is a great achievement!

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