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Nevada Humanities accepting nominations for awards



image-9044361-6425019Every other year Nevada Humanities presents awards recognizing individuals and organizations that foster cultural enrichment and deepen our understanding of the human experience by facilitating opportunities for Nevadans to engage with the humanities. In addition to the Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities, Nevada Humanities is introducing three new awards in 2013 to honor outstanding humanities advocacy, teaching and public programming.

Nomination guidelines and forms are available at http://www.nevadahumanities.org/programs/nevada-humanities-awards . The postmark deadline for all award nominations is Feb. 28.

The Judith Winzeler Award for Excellence in the Humanities recognizes an individual, organization or business that has made an outstanding and lasting contribution by using the tools of the humanities to strengthen and enhance the lives of Nevadans. The Friend and Champion of the Humanities Award recognizes a business, organization, foundation or individual for exemplary service in helping to advance the humanities in Nevada through partnership, funding, sponsorship, policy making or other activities.

The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award recognizes a Nevada educator, administrator, school district or education program for excellence and innovation in humanities teaching at any level (early childhood, K-12, higher education, lifelong learning). The Outstanding Humanities Project Award honors an outstanding humanities project made possible by a Nevada Humanities grant or partnership, and nominations are now open for projects that took place between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012.

Nominations may be made by any individual or organization, but only the Outstanding Humanities Project Award can be nominated by the project’s sponsoring organization. All other nominations must come from a third party (individual or organization). Multiple nominations may be submitted in the same or different award categories. Award recipients are selected by members of the Nevada Humanities Board of Trustees, and awardees will be notified in early March 2013. The awards will be presented in a special ceremony in Carson City on March 28.

For more information contact Nevada Humanities at 775-784-6587 or visit http://www.nevadahumanities.org .

Nevada Humanities is Nevada’s independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With offices in Reno and Las Vegas, Nevada Humanities creates public programs and supports public projects statewide that define the Nevada experience, feature local culture and heritage, and facilitate the exploration of issues that matter to Nevadans and their communities. For more information visit http://nevadahumanities.org and http://onlinenevada.org .

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