FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2013
Contact: Danielle Stuckle
BISMARCK – The State Historical Society of North Dakota (SHSND) is seeking nominations for the annual awards program recognizing outstanding achievement in the field of history. Nominations may be made in three categories: Excellence in Local History, Heritage Profile Honor, and North Dakota Person of History. Nomination forms are available at history.nd.gov by following the link for “History Award Nomination Forms.” The deadline to submit nominations is July 12 at 5 p.m. Awards will be reviewed by a committee appointed by the director of the SHSND. Award presentations will be made during the 25th annual Governor’s Conference on North Dakota History on September 21, 2013.
The Excellence in Local History Award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations who have dedicated time, talent, and efforts to local and regional history and 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.
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 academic 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.
The North Dakota Person of History Award recognizes individuals who have had a prominent role in the history of North Dakota. It posthumously honors those who have made a lasting or significant contribution to the growth, development and progress of the state, or the social well-being of its citizens; who have achieved acclaim or prominence in their chosen fields of endeavor or have had a profound effect upon the history of the state or the lives of its people. To be eligible, a nominee for this honor must have been deceased at least 10 years.
For more information contact SHSND Outreach Coordinator Danielle Stuckle at 701.328.2794 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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