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.
Senior Secondary Ratcliff History Prize
An annual award of $200 is given to one grade 12 student from the following schools: Scotch Oakburn College, Launceston Church Grammar School, St Patrick’s College, Launceston Christian School, Launceston College and Newstead College.
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 2017 History Prize are now open.