Erik Barnouw Award

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 8, 2021

One or two awards are given annually by the Organization of American Historians in recognition of outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, concerned with American history, the study of American history, and/or the promotion of American history. The award honors the late Erik Barnouw, Columbia University, a historian of the mass media.

Submissions should be self-contained products even though their content may extend across other media platforms (including podcasts and websites).

Only films and video programs released January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 are eligible for entry.

The award will be presented at the 2021 OAH Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, April 15–18.

Submission Procedures

One copy of each entry, clearly labeled “2021 Erik Barnouw Award Entry,” must be sent directly to the committee members listed below. Each committee member must receive all submissions by January 8, 2021.

The committee prefers that work is submitted via an online video hosting service such as Vimeo. Please send a link to the work and the password. In addition, the committee accepts clearly labeled DVDs by mail.

Erik Barnouw Award Committee

Vivian Kleiman (Committee Chair)
Zaentz Media Center
2600 Tenth Street Suite #619
Berkeley CA 94710
vivian.kleiman@gmail.com

Daniel Blake Smith
Affiliation: DBS Films
dblakesmitty13@gmail.com
[Please e-mail for mailing address.]

Karen Johnson
Goodmovies Entertainment, Inc.
1405 Gatestone Way
Atlanta GA 30339
goodmoviesent@gmail.com

The final decision will be made by the Erik Barnouw Award Committee by February 2021. The winner will be provided with details regarding the OAH Annual Meeting and awards presentation. By applying for this award, you are agreeing to OAH’s use of your data however it is needed in the normal course of business if selected as winner or honorable mention. ​Read our privacy policy here.

DEADLINE: SUBMISSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY 8, 2021

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