History Prize Competitions

We like to reward excellence.

Every two years we run a competition for the best 2000-word profile of an interesting Western Australian, past or present.

Generous gifts from two past members allow us to run a Western Australian History Prize competition every two years.

The AE Williams Prize is offered by the RWAHS with funds donated by the late Mr AE Williams, augmented by his wife Ellen and son Mr Alby Williams to promote interest in the history of Western Australia. A former headmaster in the Education Department Mr AE (Bert) Williams was a respected teacher and historian, and a former President of this Society.

The Lee-Steere prize was established by the RWAHS with funds donated by Sir Ernest Lee-Steere to promote interest in WA History. Ernest Lee-Steere was from a well known pioneering family and was a prominent pastoralist and businessman. His son Ernest became the Lord Mayor of Perth.

2014 President with 2014 RWAHS history essay prize winner
2014 President with 2014 RWAHS history
essay prize winner

The Competition

To write, with illustrations, a 2000 word profile of an interesting Western Australian: Historical or Contemporary.

Eligibility

Members and Affiliated members and their immediate family.

The Prize

$1000

Entry procedure

If you wish to enter the competition please read the Conditions and complete the Entry form which is the cover sheet for your paper.