Journalist George Megalogenis’ book The Football Solution: How Richmond’s Premiership Can Save Australia has been shortlisted for the Victorian Community History Awards.

The Greek Australian’s work is among 42 community history publications and projects from across the state that have been recognised for preserving local history.

The 2019 nominees include 25 print publications and 17 history projects.

All the shortlisted nominees are up for cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000, with one to be named the winner of the $5,000 Victorian Premier’s History Award.

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The major award and category award winners will be announced by Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings at a ceremony at the Arts Centre on 14 October.

“Victoria has so many amazing stories to share and they deserve to be told,” said Mr Jennings. “These awards pay tribute to those historians, writers and creative individuals who’ve done their best to ensure our history is never forgotten.”

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