NZHA currently offers three history prizes, each awarded biennially. Entries for this year’s prizes have closed, and the winners will be announced at the NZHA conference dinner on Thursday 30 November 2017. The prizes will next be offered in 2019.
The Mary Boyd prize is named in memory of Pacific historian Mary Beatrice Boyd (1921–2010). It is awarded for the best article on any aspect of New Zealand history published in a refereed journal.
Named after New Zealand historian and poet William (Bill) Oliver (1925-2015), the W. H. Oliver prize is awarded to the best book on any aspect of New Zealand history.
The NZHA Best First Book Prize is being offered for the first time in 2017. It is awarded to the best first book by an author on any aspect of New Zealand history. Nominations for the Best First Book Prize may also be considered for the W. H. Oliver Prize.