Award Nominations

2023 Outstanding Achievement Awards Now Being Accepted!

The Utah Division of State History’s annual awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in Utah. Whether these efforts are quiet or prominent, they benefit the state’s citizens. Utah State History therefore invites nominations of persons or organizations that have given extraordinary service or completed outstanding projects in Utah archaeology, preservation or history, or in support of one of Utah’s heritage organizations. This project or activity may include research, preservation, education, fundraising, community programs, volunteerism, journalism or other activities.

Nominations will be accepted until July 1, 2023.

2023 Helen Z. Papanikolas Award for Best Student Paper on Utah Women’s History Nominations Now Being Accepted! 

Utah State History sponsors the Helen Z. Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities.  The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.  

Nominations must be received by June 15, 2023.