Nevada Humanities Awards

2015 Nevada Humanities Awards Call for Nominations & Guidelines

Nomination Deadline: January 9, 2015

Every other year, Nevada Humanities presents four awards recognizing individuals and organizations that foster cultural enrichment and deepen our understanding of the human experience by facilitating opportunities for Nevadans to engage with the humanities. In addition to the Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities, Nevada Humanities adjudicates awards to honor outstanding humanities advocacy, teaching, and public programming. Nevada Humanities invites nominations for the 2015 awards. Nomination guidelines are available at nevadahumanities.org. The postmark deadline for all award nominations in all categories is January 9, 2015.

JUDITH WINZELER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE HUMANITIES
Nevada Humanities welcomes nominations for the Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities. This lifetime achievement award recognizes an individual, organization, or business that has made an outstanding and long-term contribution by using the tools of the humanities to strengthen and enhance the lives of Nevadans. The Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees established this award in 2008 to honor the exemplary work of Judith Winzeler who served as executive director of Nevada Humanities from 1984 to 2009. CRITERIA: The letter of nomination should address the following criteria: 1) the nominee’s demonstrated outreach in the community they serve; 2) the nominee’s imaginative leadership and creative vision; and 3) the broad and cumulative impact of the nominee’s work on the lives of Nevadans throughout their term of service.

FRIEND AND CHAMPION OF THE HUMANITIES AWARD
The Friend and Champion of the Humanities Award recognizes a business, organization, foundation, or individual for exemplary service in helping to advance the humanities in Nevada through partnership, funding, sponsorship, policy making, public advocacy, or other activities. CRITERIA: The letter of nomination should describe the nominee’s activities, leadership, and impact in advocating for, and expanding understanding and appreciation of, the humanities in Nevada.

OUTSTANDING TEACHING OF THE HUMANITIES AWARD
The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award recognizes a Nevada educator, administrator, school district, school, or education program for excellence and innovation in humanities teaching at any level (early childhood, K-12, higher education, lifelong learning). CRITERIA: The letter of nomination should address the nominee’s innovation, creativity, and effectiveness in humanities teaching.

OUTSTANDING HUMANITIES PROJECT AWARD
The Outstanding Humanities Project Award honors an outstanding humanities project made possible by a Nevada Humanities grant or partnership. Nominations are now open for projects that took place between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. CRITERIA: The letter of nomination may address how the project has presented the humanities in a creative or innovative way, fostered cultural enrichment and connection for Nevadans, inspired meaningful public engagement with humanities concepts, demonstrated exceptional scholarship, deepened our collective sense of place and belonging in Nevada, and/or encouraged mutual understanding.

For more information on submitting your nomination, please download the Nevada Humanities Awards Guidelines.