The deadline (December 1, 2017) for a number of this year’s National Council on Public History (NCPH) awards is quickly approaching. A list of the complete award guidelines and information on past recipients can be found online here. NCPH offers a range of awards including student travel, consultant projects, and new professional awards. Two of my favorite include:
NCPH Outstanding Public History Project Award
Know of a fantastic and innovative public history project? This is the award for you. An $1,000 award recognizing a project (digital, print, film, exhibit, etc.) that contributes to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or that serves as a model of professional public history practice.
NCPH Book Award
Some of my favorite public history books have won this award in the past and I look forward to seeing who wins in 2018. This $1,000 award is for the best book about or growing out of public history published within the previous two calendar years (2015 and 2016). This award also includes publications beyond the monograph and works such as exhibition catalogs, policy studies, and other works that have a clear public dimension are eligible.
Check out the NCPH website for more information on the other awards offered.