The Oklahoma Humanities Awards are sponsored by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and recognize the contributions of individuals, organizations, and projects to the understanding of the human experience through the humanities disciplines in Oklahoma.
The award categories are:
Oklahoma Humanities Award
Presented to an individual with a long-term commitment to the humanities, through a career in education or cultural programming and/or a body of work that has increased the understanding of the human experience through the humanities disciplines in Oklahoma. The recipient need not be a resident or former resident of Oklahoma. Click here for nomination form.
Public Humanities Award
Honors an individual scholar responsible for outstanding public humanities programming in a library, museum, historical society, or other cultural institution. Click here for nomination form.
Community Leadership Award
Honors an institution or individual that creates or participates in a community-based program promoting public understanding of the human experience through the humanities disciplines. Click here for nomination form.
Community Support Award
Honors a business, foundation, or individual that has contributed critical financial support to public humanities programming in Oklahoma. Click here for nomination form.
Humanities in Education Award
Honors an administrator, instructor, tribal education program, or school district that exhibits or supports excellence in humanities education for levels K-12. Click here for nomination form.
Outstanding OHC Project
Honors an outstanding humanities project made possible by an Oklahoma Humanities Council (OHC) program or grant. Criteria for selection may include projects that reached new or underserved audiences, presented the humanities in an innovative way, demonstrated exceptional scholarship, and/or promoted meaningful public engagement with the humanities. Click here for nomination form.
Award recipients are selected by a committee of the Board of Trustees of the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Recipients will be notified in late October, 2013. OHC staff will work with awardees and nominators in the production of videos that will be presented at the awards dinner. To view previous award videos, please visit http://www.youtube.com/OKHumanitiesCouncil
Please note: Current members of the Oklahoma Humanities Council board or staff (or immediate family members) are not eligible for Oklahoma Humanities Awards. All nominations, except Outstanding OHC Project, are kept on file for three years and may be considered during that period.