To Encourage Research And Publication

One or more certificates may be awarded each year for published work presenting sound original research in well written form. To be eligible a piece of work, of any length, must appear in a journal, newsletter or similar publication produced by a local voluntary body, which is sent to the Reviews Editor for review or listing. All relevant material sent to the Reviews Editor is automatically considered. Authors and Editors are encouraged to send work to:

Stephen Roberts,
34 Moss Drive,
Sutton Coldfield,
West Midlands B72 1JQ

To Support Society Newsletters

One annual award will be made for a newsletter used by a local society to correspond with members and other interested readers. The contents and clarity of communication are the key factors rather than style or method of production. All newsletters sent regularly to the Reviews Editor (address above) for listing will be considered.

To Recognise Personal Achievement

Local historians who have made significant voluntary contributions to the subject are publicly honoured by the BALH Awards for Personal Achievement.

The purpose of these awards is to identify and publicise good practice in a wide variety of forms. Anyone not professionally engaged in the subject is eligible. We want to hear about work being carried out by people throughout the country who have gone beyond the everyday, reached further than their own immediate vicinity, continued for many years, encouraged others to become involved, and thus caused interest and enthusiasm to spread. They are essential to the vitality of local history today. The Trustees may make up to six awards annually, and may in addition offer ‘commended’ certificates.

The 2019 Award Certificates will be presented on 1 June in London, during Local History Day. A profile of each award winner will be published in Local History News during the following year, to share the good practice that has been recognised.

Nominations must be made on the form available in the July issue of Local History News (in the Supplement pages 3-4) and or click here for the form.
Please do not send any additional material.

Click here to view the winners of this year's awards.