- The purpose of the Prize is to acknowledge and advance work in the field of law, literature and humanities in relation to Australasia.
- The Committee will award the prize to the author or authors whose book has, in the judgment of the Committee, made the most significant contribution to the field of Australasian law, literature and humanities since the award of the last prize
- The winner will be invited to a panel discussion of their work at an appropriate LLHAA conference. Their work will be reviewed and publicised on the Law Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia website/blog.
- The winner will receive a prize certificate from the Law Literature and Humanities Association of Australasia
- An additional Penny Pether Prize may be awarded to Early Career Researchers (defined as a person who has been awarded a PhD within the last 5 years) if the Committee deems that this is warranted.
- Eligible authors will include those who write in the field of Australasian law, literature, and humanities or those whose scholarship in law, literature and humanities emerges from Australasia and the region.
- To be eligible, the book must bear a publication date of 2021 or 2020. Books bearing a publication date of 2019 are also eligible if they have not been previously nominated for the prize.
- It is anticipated that the winner would attend the LLHAA Conference held in 2021 at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Administration and Adjudication
- The prize will be awarded to the author or authors whose book, in the judgment of the Committee, made the most significant contribution to the field of law, literature and humanities in Australasia.
- Significance is to be based on: (i) contribution to the field of law, literature and the humanities; (ii) quality of scholarship; and (iii) potential for public engagement.
- Nominations can be made by anyone.
- The award will be judged by a committee established by the current membership of the management committee of LLHAA (“the Committee”).
- The Committee’s decision will be made by a majority vote and will not be open to review.
- Where a member of the Committee has been nominated for the award, that member will abstain from voting on the award and will not be present when the Committee is considering the nominations.
- The submission of nominations for the prize must be made by 1st July, 2021. The award will be announced in November 2021.
- Nominations should consist of (i) a completed nomination form and (ii) a pdf version of the work to be considered. Nominations should be sent by email to Professor Marco Wan at firstname.lastname@example.org.