Initiated in 1990 and awarded for the best historical article in the past year for a "1-1000 AD" topic.

Year Winner Reason Slingshot
2011 Robert Helligers The Golden Age of the Franks  
2010 Simon MacDowell The Battle of Chalons 272
2009 Stewart Hey Ambush at Callinicum, 531 AD  
2008 Duncan Head Army of the Zanj Revolt  
2007 Duncan Head A series of articles on pre-Samurai Japanese