The Steve Mullins History Prize is awarded to a CQUniversity student who submits an outstanding undergraduate History essay. This prize is named in honour of Associate Professor Steve Mullins who was a long-serving historian at CQUniversity.
The prize is open to any current CQUniversity student who has completed an advanced History unit.
- The essay must be based on a written assessment from a CQUniversity advanced History unit (i.e not first year, level one).
- Students should choose a submitted essay they are proud of, edit and improve it paying particular attention to their marker’s feedback, and submit it via email to their unit coordinator for consideration by 1 November.
- The essay must not exceed 2500 words (not including footnotes or bibliography).
- The essay must use Turabian referencing.
The prize will be judged on the following:
- Excellent, accurate and relevant historical content
- Meticulous research and the skilful use of primary and secondary sources
- Outstanding essay writing skills and English expression
- Correct use of Turabian referencing
The coordinators of advanced History units will inform students about the prize and collect entries. They will create a short list of no more than four entries. The short-list will be sent to either a judge or a judging panel. The initial judge will be Steve Mullins.
The winner will receive a certificate and a book. They will have their achievement recognised on the CQU website.
Lisa Buddery and Robert Kropp