Calling all nominations!

What comes round each year…

…recognises excellence in library research…

…celebrates the contribution of new knowledge…

…and recognises the achievements of an individual or community group passionate about preserving Queensland history?

You are correct! Applications and nominations for State Library’s 2016 Queensland Memory Awards and Fellowships is NOW OPEN.

Queensland Memory Awards are now open for  2016.

Queensland Memory Awards are now open for 2016.

For the first time in several years and as part of the Queensland Memory Awards, the John Oxley Library Award, and John Oxley Library Community History Award, are open for nominations.

If you are familiar with an individual or know an organisation who is passionate about Queensland’s cultural heritage, and is demonstrating heritage excellence and innovation, please nominate them for the John Oxley Library Award or the John Oxley Library Community History Award.

Both Awards advocate and promote the rich history of Queensland’s diverse communities, and seek to encourage the communication of Queensland’s history and stories. The promotion of these stories may take the form of a print or online publication, exhibition, website, blog, multimedia presentation, heritage walk or tour.

Are you ready to nominate an outstanding project or individual?

If you do know just the person in your community or the heritage organisation whose work of excellence is contributing to the preservation of cultural heritage in your community, nominate them.

Follow the link provided and submit your considered nominations by Thurs 5pm, 31 March. If you have any questions about the awards, please email your questions to us at qldmemory@slq.qld.gov.au

The Awards are gifted by the Library Board of Queensland and the Queensland Library Foundation and the winners will be announced at the Queensland Memory Awards gala evening, State Library of Queensland, 9 June, 2016, during Queensland Week.

2015 John Oxley Library Award winners, Trisha Fielding (L) and Trevor Newman (R).

2015 John Oxley Library Award winners, Trisha Fielding (L) and Trevor Newman (R).

Past recipients of the John Oxley Library Award:

2015 – Trevor Newman and Trisha Fielding – joint winners
2014 – Richard Stringer – photographer of Queensland’s landscape and architecture
2013 – Matthew Condon – author / journalist and investigative work – Three crooked kings

2014 John Oxley Library Award winner, Richard Stringer (L).

2014 John Oxley Library Award winner, Richard Stringer (L).

Author and investigative journalist Matthew Condon receives the 2013 John Oxley Library Award (R).

Author and investigative journalist Matthew Condon receives the 2013 John Oxley Library Award (R).

Past recipients of the John Oxley Library Community History Award:-

2015 – Ration Shed Museum, Cherbourg – actively collecting local history since opening in 2009 and working with Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland on several projects to promote their local history – exhibitions onsite and online and participating in the Indigenous Language program. To complement the museum’s physical presence, the organisation has launched the online Cherbourg Memory project. This website is an initiative of the museum to bring together the photos, videos, oral history recordings, documents and other artefacts from the lives in the Cherbourg community.

Ration Shed Museum, Cherbourg receives the 2015 John Oxley Library Community History Award.

Ration Shed Museum, Cherbourg receives the 2015 John Oxley Library Community History Award.

2014 – Adopt a Digger – an outstanding example of a voluntary community project commemorating the men and women from the Sunshine Coast region who served during the First World War. First launched in 2010, the aim of the project was to create an extensive database documenting the 2000+ soldiers and nurse from the region.

Adopt-a-Digger Research project Coordinator, Chrissy Fletcher shares new knowledge online through Facebook.

Adopt-a-Digger Research project Coordinator, Chrissy Fletcher shares new knowledge online through Facebook.

2013 – Brisbane Open House – encouraging Queensland’s residents and tourists to engage actively with Brisbane’s history through architecture.

Brisbane Open House was awarded the John Oxley Library Community History Award in 2013.

Brisbane Open House was awarded the John Oxley Library Community History Award in 2013.

Read more about the John Oxley Library Community History Awards previous winners.

Everything you need to know about the Queensland Memory Awards and Fellowships for 2016 can be read online, and includes links to the online nomination forms to help simplify the task of nominating an individual or organisation.

Anne Scheu – Queensland Memory, State Library of Queensland