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Humanities Awards

Awards to Louisiana Individuals for
Excellence in the Humanities Disciplines

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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH)

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10/23/20 - 5:00 PM Receipt for Humanities Documentary Film of the Year

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Awards to Louisiana individuals to recognize contributions to the understanding and study of humanities disciplines. Awards are intended to honor individuals in the following categories: lifetime achievement, documentary photography, documentary film, museum exhibition, humanities book of the year, and literacy. No single humanities area will receive primary consideration, but the nominees’ activities must reflect one or more disciplines in the humanities.

Award Categories:

  • Lifetime Contribution to the Humanities: Honors citizens who have supported and been involved in public appreciation of issues central to the humanities.
  • Documentary Photographer of the Year: Honors documentary photographers whose work captures Louisiana’s history, culture, and/or peoples. Nominations may be for a complete body of work or a single project.
  • Humanities Documentary Film of the Year: Awarded to the documentary film released in the previous calendar year (2020) that best exemplifies scholarship on Louisiana topics or by Louisiana documentary filmmakers.
  • Humanities Book of the Year: Awarded to the book published between October 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020, that best exemplifies scholarship on Louisiana topics or by Louisiana writers.
  • Light Up for Literacy Award: Honors individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to literacy efforts in the state. The award is presented in partnership with the State Library of Louisiana’s Center for the Book and the Library of Congress. 
  • Best in Digital Humanities (new): Recognizes publicly accessible digital humanities projects produced in the previous two calendar years (2019 and 2020) including websites, virtual exhibitions, podcasts, and other born-digital initiatives that bring new insights to and/or significantly improve the public’s understanding of the state, its history, and/or its culture. Awarded biannually in even-numbered years (the next award will be made in 2022).

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GrantWatch ID#: 167217

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

LEH honors Louisianians who have made outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities.

Individuals, institutions or organizations may submit nominations. Individuals, however, may not nominate themselves.

Pre-Application Information:

The public nominating period will open Tuesday, September 8.

Deadlines:
- Humanities Book of the Year: 5 p.m., October 2, 2020
- Humanities Documentary Film of the Year: 5 p.m., October 23, 2020
- All other categories: 5 p.m., October 16, 2020

Letters of nomination should not exceed two pages and should detail specific accomplishments that qualify the nominee for the award, in particular, their contributions to our understanding of the state and the humanities. Whenever possible, curriculum vitae for the nominee and other letters of support should accompany the letter of nomination.

Deadlines: https://leh.org/news/2021-humanities-awards-nominations/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Address applications to:

Humanities Awards Committee
Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
938 Lafayette St., Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70113

Or email to Erin Greenwald, LEH Vice President of Content
greenwald@leh.org

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