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EXTENSION HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE

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2020 Extension Essay Prize 1st Place Winner
Aden Weir (North Sydney Boys High School) at the Chau Chak Wing Museum
with his teachers, Stuart Madgwick and Anastasia Kapetas

 

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

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 2021 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

Please complete a separate entry form for each student.
(NOTE: Maximum of 2 entries per school only)

CLOSING DATE - 16 September 2021

SUMBIT YOUR ENTRIES: CLICK HERE

 

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.

 

2020 EXTENSION PRIZE RESULTS 

1st Place - Aden Weir, North Sydney Boys High School
Runner Up - Cate Armstrong, St George Girls High School
Runner Up - Paloma Dearnley, Randwick Girls High School
Runner Up - Madeleine Sloan - Sydney Girls High School

During 2021  a selection of prizewinning essays will be published in the March, June, September issues of our Teaching History journal.

Generation to Generation Category:
1st Place - Emily Hoare, Tara Anglican School
2nd Place - Jocelyn Li, Queenwood School for Girls

 

 

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 Prize winners at our History High Achievers' Award Night at the Chau Chak Wing Museum
(L to R): Emily Hoare - 1st Generation Prize; Paloma Dearnley - RU Extension Prize;
Aden Weir - 1st Extension Prize

 

CERTIFICATES OF EXCELLENCE 2020

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

 

NAME SCHOOL
Annabelle Beazley
Arndell Anglican School
Charlotte Cameron

Cherrybrook High School

Grace Carey

Tempe High School

Samuel Dickson

Shore

Emily Gardner

Loreto Kirribillli

Sebastian Hodge

Barker College

Mikaela Jago

Mt St Joseph's College

Jinyoung Kim

The King's School

Natalie McMaster

GRC Oatley Senior Campus

Edward Morgan

The King's School

Mariya Poloziuk

Penrith Selective High School

Jonathan Sebban

Emanuel School

Jacob Starling

Shore

 

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