2016 will mark the third year of the annual CHASS Australia Prizes. The Australia Prizes honour distinguished achievements by Australians working, studying, or training in the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) sectors, including academics, practitioners, philanthropists, policy makers, and students. The CHASS Australia Prizes are intended to draw international attention to Australia’s achievements in HASS.
In 2016, there will be four prizes. Two prizes are sponsored by Routledge (cash prize of $3,500 each): one for a non-fiction book (e-books are acceptable) that enriches Australian cultural and intellectual life, the second for an exceptional artistic performance, exhibition, film, television show, play, composition or practical contribution to arts policy. The third prize (cash prize of $2,000) is sponsored by Future Leaders for an individual under 35 years of age who is demonstrating leadership skill and potential in the arts, humanities and social sciences. The Co-Op has sponsored the fourth prize ($500 voucher) for a student essay, exhibition, performance, project, or thesis in a HASS area.