The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Young Historian’s Prize. Deadline of Submission is on April 15, 2022.

The NCCA, through its National Committee on Historical Research (NCHR) conceptualized the Young Historian’s Prize (YHP) to recognize the potential of young Filipino scholars on the basis of their single original work in the field of Philippine history and historiography intended to foster a sense of national identity, pride, and national interest of the country.

The Young Historian’s Prize shall be given to an individual whose work has met the following criteria: the nominee must be a Filipino citizen between 21-40 years old at the time of submission; must be single authorship; original work; entry must be written in proper academic style; entry can either be published or publishable work; and must have used primary sources that can contribute to the enrichment of Philippine history and historiography.

A duly accomplished nomination form must be submitted along with author’s curriculum vitae, NSO certified birth certificate, notarized sworn statement of authorship, manuscript in a PDF file soft copy and three sets of hard copies all of which should not bear the author’s name or any reference to the author; and two (2) endorsement letters from an academic institution, local historical society, or practicing historian to:

The Young Historian’s Prize Secretariat
Program and Project Management Division (PPMD)
Cultural Heritage Section
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts
NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros 1002 Manila

The winners for the past three years were Escuela Nautica de Manila:  Nautical Education in the Nineteenth Century Philippines by Vergel E. Ay-ad (2017), A History of Mental Health Institutions in the Philippines 1898-1935 by Francis Justine M. Malban (2020), and Public Works and the Spanish Colonial Agenda of Sanitation, Order, and Social Control in the Late Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Manila by Ros A. Costelo (2021).

For more information, you may coordinate with the Young Historian’s Prize Secretariat at telephone number (02)8527-2192 local 308, or through e-mail at You may also visit and Facebook page for further details.