Pictured are Justine Heazlewood, Director of Public Record Office Victoria, and Dr Andrew Lemon, President of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria at the official launch of the Victorian Community History Awards for 2011 at the RHSV headquarters today.
Formerly administered by Information Victoria, the 2011 VCHA is a new partnership for PROV and RHSV. Prizes have been increased, in particular that for the Best Community Research, Registers, and Records, which is now $4,000. This complements PROV's commitment to community history through the Community History Grants.
Entry forms can be picked up from the RHSV, at 239 A'Beckett St, Melbourne, or at the Public Record Office, North Melbourne, or downloaded from the RHSV website. Further brochures will be distributed to RHSV members and Affiliated Societies with the July newsletter.