In an endeavour to foster a love of history in young people the Launceston Historical Society sponsors various prizes for history students.
University History Prize
The annual Launceston Historical Society – Dr Marita Bardenhagen History Prize of $500 is awarded to a first year History student from the University of Tasmania studying at Launceston.
Primary School History Prize
Primary school students in the Launceston area are encouraged to enter a piece of historical research presented in a variety of formats. A combined award presentation is usually held at the Town Hall, Launceston.
Entries for the 2018 History Prize are now open. Deadline for submission is 19 October 2018.