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EXTENSION HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE

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2018 Extension Essay Prize 1st Place Winner
Roxanne Loughland (Sydney Girls' High School), with Professor Penny Russell, University of Sydney

 

The Extension History Essay Prize is open to essays that:

  • Satisfy the requirements of the NSW HSC Extension Project
  • Are the product of genuine research
  • Represent 'interesting and well written history'
  • Do not present a significant overlap with other senior history syllabus content
  • NOTE: Special Category essays will be selected by the judging panel from essays entered in the HTANSW Extension Essay Prize, and must meet the same criteria

PRIZES

- 1st Place: $400

- Runners Up Awards (3 awards): $200

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  • Special Category "Generation to Generation Prize"

- 1st Place: $300

- 2nd Place: $150

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The Sydney Jewish Museum is offering a prize for essays on the topic of Holocaust history and/or the related area of genocide studies. Candidates are encouraged to undertake original research utilising the Sydney Jewish Museum's archive (particularly the SJM's growing oral history archive) and library/resource collection.

 

ENTRY CRITERIA

  • Entries are restricted to two per school (i.e. each school can select/enter its 2 best essays only)
  • All entries must be nominated by the school's History Head Teacher or Coordinator. That is, entries must be submitted by the nominating teacher. Entries submitted by students will not be accepted
  • Entries must be received by the closing date (see date below)
  • Entries must be an exact copy of the essay the student submitted to their school to meet the requirements for the HSC Extension History Project. That is, entries must meet the below Essay Requirements

 

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS

Essays should satisfy the requirements of the NSW Extension History Course Project consisting of:

  1. An essay of no more than 2,500 words
  2. A bibliography (but not evaluation of any of the sources used)

Please also ensure:

  1. Your essay has page numbers
  2. Apart from the essay's PDF file name, do not write student's name, school or teacher on any page of the body of the document

 

HOW TO ENTER

In 2020 we will be accepting electronic submissions only for the HTANSW Extension Essay Prize. (See link for electronic entry form below)

Please follow the following FORMAT GUIDE for your entries:

  1. Save your entry essay in PDF file format (max. size 3MB)
  2. Please use the following naming convention to save your PDF file with student's details:
    SURNAMEfirstname_School
  3. Please complete a separate entry form for each student.
    (NOTE: Maximum of 2 entries per school only)

CLOSING DATE: 11 September 2020

ENTRY FORM & ESSAY SUBMISSION - click here

 

2019 EXTENSION PRIZE RESULTS 

1st Place - Finlay Ball, Alstoneville High School
Runner Up - Julie Anthony, Santa Sabina College
Runner Up - Edward Ford, St Marys Cathedral College
Runner Up - Sophie Ji-Eun Lee - Pymble Ladies College

During 2020  prizewinning essays will be published in the March, June, September issues of our Teaching History journal respectively.

Generation to Generation Category:
1st Place - Sophie Lovell, Oakhill College
2nd Place - Oscar Moysey, Nowra High School

American Studies Category:
1st Place - Lily Kitteringham, Caringbah High School
2nd Place - Jake Elgalada, William Carey Christian College

 

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE 2019

Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the following students (in alphabetical order):

NAME SCHOOL
Saachi Brajkovic
Ascham
Millicent Gerstle

SCEGGS Darlinghurst

Renee Giang

Sydney Girls High School

Olivia Lane

Roseville College

Kristian Marijanovic

St Marys Cathedral College

Henry Pamerlee

Sydney Grammar

Janice Rodrigues

Sefton High School

Claudia Roth

Wenona School

Rose Scobie

Oakhill College

Isabella Taplin

Wenona School

Kian Taylor

St Ives High School

 

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