Nominations are now being accepted!
2015 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND CONTRIBUTION AWARDS
Utah State History’s annual awards recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in the state of Utah. Whether these efforts on behalf of the past are quiet or prominent, they benefit the state’s citizens in tangible and intangible ways. Utah State History therefore invites nominations of persons or organizations who have given extraordinary service or completed outstanding projects.
All projects must be completed within the past two years prior to nomination. Organizational nominations should include description of organization, mission, and programs. Documentation should accompany the form and should include a minimum of two letters of support, photos of project, exhibits, or visual arts, or copies of articles, books, videos, or scripts.
Nominations are due by June 15, 2015. All award applications and documentation will be reviewed by State History staff. Management team will send summary and recommendations to the Board of State History for final selection of award winners. Awards will be presented at the 63rd Annual Utah State History Conference, “Deep Roots, Many Voices: Exploring Utah’s Multicultural Past” to be held October 2, 2015.
You may make nominations in these categories:
Outstanding Contribution Award: For outstanding, long-term contribution to archaeology, preservation or history in Utah. The award may be given to groups or individuals.
Outstanding Achievement Award: For outstanding project or activity in the field of Utah archaeology, preservation or history, or in support of one of Utah’s heritage organizations. May include research, preservation, education, fundraising, community programs, volunteerism, journalism or other activities.
2015 awards nomination form (PDF)
2015 awards nomination form (Word doc)
Return form by June 15, 2015 to:
Utah State History
Attn: Lisa Buckmiller
300 S. Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
For additional information, please email email@example.com or call (801) 245-7231
HELEN Z. PAPANIKOLAS AWARD
for Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History
Utah State History sponsors the Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities. The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.
- Papers must address some historical aspect of women’s lives in Utah.
- The author must be enrolled at a college or university.
- Papers need not be published.
- Papers should include original research that includes primary sources. The paper must be footnoted.
- Papers should not be more than 50 pages long.
- Papers must be received by May 15, 2015.
- Please call or E-mail us on May 16, 2015 if you have not heard directly from us that we received your paper.
The winner receives a monetary award as well as being honored at Utah State History’s annual meeting held October 1-2, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Submit papers to: