Nominations for 2019 Humanities Awards Open Until February 15

By Staff of Nevada Humanities

Do you know of someone who is a shining example of the humanities or is making great strides to share the humanities in your community? Or an organization that is helping to promote the humanities in Nevada? Consider nominating them for a 2019 Nevada Humanities Award.

We encourage people from all across Nevada to identify individuals and organizations in their communities that have enriched their lives with literature, history, culture, outstanding teaching, and all elements of the humanities. The 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards will recognize and honor the important humanities-based work and legacies of Nevada’s citizens and organizations who work to connect and unite through the humanities.

The 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards categories include:

  • The Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities recognizes an individual, organization, or business that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution by using the tools of the humanities to strengthen and enhance the lives of Nevadans. 

  • 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, or other activities. 

  • The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award recognizes a Nevada educator, administrator, school district, or education program for excellence and innovation in humanities teaching at any level (early childhood, K-12, higher education, lifelong learning). 

  • The Outstanding Humanities Project Award honors an outstanding humanities project made possible by a Nevada Humanities grant or partnership for projects that took place between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018. 

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization, but the Outstanding Humanities Project Award may be nominated only by the project’s sponsoring organization. All other nominations must come from a third party (individual or organization). Multiple nominations may be submitted in the same or different award categories. Award recipients are selected by members of the Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees. Awardees will be notified in March 2019. Awardees will be honored at a special ceremony at the Nevada Museum of Art, in Reno, on Thursday, April 18, 2019, and all awardees must be present to receive their awards.

Your award nomination(s) must be postmarked by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2019 for consideration. 

For more information about the 2019 Nevada Humanities Awards and to view past awardees, visit our website


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