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Awards and Prizes

Society of American Archivists: The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Seeking Nominations

DEADLINE: February 28, 2020

The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) invites you to submit a nomination for the 2020 J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award.

Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs.  The individual’s or institution’s contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work. Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond.

Eligibility:

Nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award.

Nominations should be sent through the online submission system by February 28, 2020, here>>

Recent Winners Include: 

2019:  Tempestt Hazel AND The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva)
2018:  Yvonne Lewis Holley AND Brad Meltzer
2017:  Environmental Data & Governance Initiative (EDGI)
2016:  Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ron Chernow
2015:  Adrena Ifill Blagburn
2014:  LGBT Center of Central PA History Project AND National History Day
2013:  AARP Virginia and Dr. Warren Stewart
2012:  Eve Kahn, Bebe Miller, Phillip Stewart
2011: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC)
2010:  The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
 

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Posted: February 11, 2020
Tagged: Awards and Prizes


SAA: Now Accepting Nominations for 2020 Spotlight Award

DEADLINE: February 28, 2020

The SAA (Society of American Archivists) Spotlight Award Subcommittee invites nominations for the 2020 Spotlight Award.  This award “recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition.” Nominees do not have to be members of SAA. Additional information about the criteria and process is found below.  

Purpose and Criteria for Selection: 
Established in 2005, the Spotlight Award recognizes the contributions of individuals who work for the good of the archives profession and of archival collections, and whose work would not typically receive public recognition. The nominee(s) should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following ways:

  •  Participating in special projects.
  • Exhibiting tireless committee or advocacy work.
  • Responding effectively to an unforeseen or pressing need or emergency.
  • Contributing innovative or creative ideas to the profession.
  • Performing extraordinary volunteerism.
  • Quietly but effectively promoting the profession.

Eligibility:  Awarded to an individual archivist or a group of up to five archivists who have collaborated on a project. Preference is given to archivists working in smaller repositories, especially those without institutional support for professional activities.

Prize:  A certificate and complimentary registration for the individual recipient or group (of up to five individuals) to the SAA Annual Meeting occurring in the year in which the award is presented.

Nomination Form: Click here to preview the nomination form and/or to start a nomination.

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2020

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Posted: February 11, 2020
Tagged: Awards and Prizes