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Digital History Award

Awards to Alabama Organizations for Use of
Digital Technology to Deliver Historical Information

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Alabama Historical Association (AHA)

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Awards to Alabama organizations to recognize outstanding projects that make use of digital technology to provide access to historical resources and interpretations. Nominations are invited for projects that deliver exceptional and previously unknown information about the state's past.

The AHA Digital History Awards recognize excellence for Large and Small Projects according to the following criteria:

-Nominee makes obvious contributions to promulgating Alabama (state or local) history
-Nominee’s information is historically accurate
-Nominee goes beyond merely advertising for the parent organization
-Nominee exhibits superior design, navigation, and innovation
-Nominee incorporates multiple media (text/images/video/sound)
-Nominee adds informational value to assembled/curated digital objects
-Nominee engages the community through social media
-Nominee provides superior value for its cost

These criteria are not mandatory minimums. They form a rubric for comparing nominees.

Digital History (broadly defined) has established itself as an important new way of delivering exceptional and heretofore hidden information about Alabama’s past. The Internet and social media tools make it possible for many individuals and entities to gain attention and authority for their contributions to increased understanding about the history of Alabama.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182444

Estimated Size of Grant:

The Large Project Award consists of a Certificate.

The Small Project Award consists of a Certificate plus $100.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Large Projects employ at least 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) professional staff and/or are a component of a larger organization with an obviously significant budget. Examples include university-, state-, or foundation-funded digital projects.

Small Projects have fewer than 1 FTE professional staff (devoted to the digital project) and operate on a very small budget. Examples include individual blogs, small group encyclopedia projects, and websites associated with local history societies.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2017.

The next award will be given in 2018 at the annual meeting.

Contact Information:

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

Beth Hunter, 2017 Committee Chair

Alabama Historical Association
1618 Mountain Woods Lake Rd
Warrior, AL 35180

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama