In 2014 the Society established the annual Croker Prize for Biography in memory of our generous Benefactors Colin and Loas Croker. In 2014 and 2015 two prizes of $1000 were available; one the Members' Choice and the other the SAG Board Prize chosen by the Croker Committee. Following feedback from members the guidelines were revised for 2016 and one prize of $1000 is now awarded for the best entry as judged by the Croker Prize Committee. Every financial member can submit one entry each year.
The theme for 2015 was My Immigrant's Story and 22 entries were received. You can download them individually, or at the end of the list you'll find a consolidated PDF file which you can also download.
Member Bob Wright scooped the pool, winning both the Members' Choice Prize and the Board Prize. His winning essay - 1516 - Granny Greenhalgh - can be read below.
If you'd like to download all the entries as one PDf you can do so here.
Although a few entries did not meet all of the formatting requirements set out in the Conditions of Entry, as it was the first year of competition the Committee accepted all entries received as being eligible.
If you prefer to download all entries as one PDF you can do so here.