The Excellence in Local History Award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who have dedicated their time, talent, and efforts to local and regional history that can serve as a role model of excellence. The award honors those associated specifically with local, county, and regional historical organizations within North Dakota. Eligible nominees may be individuals, groups, or organizations that have made a significant contribution in preserving, interpreting, researching, publishing, promoting or otherwise extending knowledge and understanding of the history of their locality, county, or region. Their efforts demonstrate evidence of long-term dedication and personal commitment to advancing the understanding of local history.
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The Heritage Profile Honor Award recognizes individuals who have made a lasting or significant contribution in preserving, interpreting, researching, publishing, promoting, or otherwise extending the knowledge and understanding of the history of North Dakota, and have demonstrated long-term dedication and personal commitment in pursuit of these goals. Eligible individuals may be living or dead.
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The North Dakota Person of History Award recognizes those individuals who have had a prominent role in the history of North Dakota. Eligible nominees must be deceased at least 10 years.
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Awards are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Director of the State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND). Presentations of all awards are made annually each fall at the Governorís Conference on North Dakota History. All materials submitted to the awards program become the property of SHSND, may be used by SHSND in promoting the awards program, and will not be returned.
Nomination packets must be delivered or postmarked by 5:00 pm on the second Friday of July. Entries delivered or mailed after this date may be held for consideration the following year. Send five copies of all materials to: Danielle Stuckle, Outreach Coordinator; State Historical Society of North Dakota; 612 East Boulevard Avenue; Bismarck, ND 58505.
For more information about the Local History Award program, contact Danielle Stuckle at 701-328-2794 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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