Devon History Society Awards
The Devon History Society awards the WG Hoskins Prize to a non-academic author (ie. not employed by a university) and the Devon Book of the Year award) for academic works (the author is usually a university professor or lecturer) annually. Eligible titles reflecting Devon’s history are considered for these awards for works published in the preceding year. Other publications in these categories may be rated ‘Highly Commended’.
A panel of judges read and discuss the eligible titles every year to determine the winners and those that are considered ‘Highly Commended’.
The awards are presented at the DHS Annual General meeting held in October each year. Award winning authors are invited to make a presentation of their books.
A further prize is given to an undergraduate dissertation each year.