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Nominations now being accepted!

2017 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Utah Division of 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 in the field of Utah archaeology, preservation or history, or in support of one of Utah’s heritage organizations. This project or activity may include research, preservation, education, fundraising, community programs, volunteerism, journalism or other activities.

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 will be accepted until May 31, 2017. 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 65th Annual Utah State History Conference, “Local Matters” on October 11, 2017 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

SUBMIT A 2017 OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATION

For additional information, please email lbuckmiller@utah.gov or call (801) 245-7231

 

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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.

Submission Guidelines

  • 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  • Papers need not be published.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, 2017.
  • Please call or email Linda Thatcher on May 16, 2017 if you have not heard that we received your paper.

The winner receives a monetary award as well as being honored at Utah State History’s annual opening conference reception to be held on October 10, 2016 in Salt Lake City.

Submit papers to:
Linda Thatcher
(801) 534-0911
Email: thatcher0911@msn.com