Terrific turnout at the award ceremony, this year hosted at the Pavilion in the Arts Centre. Since the first competition in 1998 the Award has done much to celebrate and stimulate local and community history across the State, inclusive of the work of historical societies, consultants, academics and individuals, working across a range of styles and media. Congratulations to my former PhD student Jill Wheeler whose Linton makes history (MUP, 2015) was shortlisted in the History Publication Award category. The winners’ list included a number of Encyclopedia of Melbourne contributors: Graeme Davison, Katherine Sheedy, Helen Doyle and Jeremy Smith. And thanks as always to the efforts of the Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria for keeping this important show on the road.