Alan Bouch Online Award

The Alan Bouch Online Award was launched in 2022 to recognise online publications in visual, audible, audio-visual, graphic and written forms that advocate positively for British Australian achievements, culture or history.

It is named in honour of Alan Bouch (1936-2021), a former President of the British Australian Community who was awarded Life Membership of the BAC in 2020. Read the BAC’s tribute to Alan, HERE.

Winners of the Award

2023    The winner is the Australian musician, Sun Vessel. Read more about his work, HERE.

2024    To be announced next year.

Terms and Conditions

  • The Award will be presented annually.
  • Each iteration of the Award will be identified by the year in which the winner/s are announced.
  • The Award recognises outstanding online publications such as videos, audio-recordings, podcasts, graphics or other online productions that advocate positively for British-Australian achievements, culture or history (and that aligns with the purposes, principles, goals and values of the BAC).
  • To be eligible for consideration, published works must:
    • be the original work of their creators;
    • have been created in any year since 1989, the year that the World Wide Web was invented; and
    • have been first published online or simultaneously in print and online (with the expectation of an online audience); and
    • not be behind a paywall.
  • The creator may be an individual, group or organisation. Young and emerging creators will receive priority consideration.
  • The creator may reside anywhere in the world but must have a strong and tangible connection with Australia.
  • There is no specification for the size, length or duration of the work.
  • The BAC Committee co-ordinates the nomination and judging processes. The Committee is not required to publish a shortlist of the nominations.
  • Pseudonymous creators may receive this Award, but the BAC Committee prefers works that are not anonymous creations because it wants to present the Award to named recipient/s.
  • The nature and value of the prize will be determined from time to time by the Committee and may include cash, a certificate, complimentary membership of the BAC for 12 months, and copies of books by BAC members (e.g. Alan James’ New Britannia).