Greater Hudson Heritage Network’s Awards For Excellence program seeks to recognize and commend exceptional efforts among GHHN members. Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity and professional vision resulting in a contribution to the preservation and interpretation of the historic scene, material culture and diversity of the region.
Awards will be presented at Greater Hudson’s 2017 Annual Conference on October 10, 2017 at Bard College/Montgomery Place in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
Awards may be made to organizations or individuals in the following areas: Education; Individual Achievement; Program; and Publication.
Education can include programming for schools, children, adults, groups with special needs, lecture series, demonstrations, etc. Individual Achievement, an individual’s long-term efforts towards promoting and furthering a knowledge and appreciation of New York history. Project can include exhibition (physical or online), restoration, preservation, special research, web site, etc. Publications can include book, exhibition catalog, audio, visual, etc. Nominated books should contain accurate citations, an index and a bibliography or list of works cited. Nominations for newsletters or pamphlets will no longer be accepted.
Nominations reflecting work in creative re-interpretation of collections are strongly encouraged; nominations of collaborative or regionally focused projects are especially welcome.
Any GHHN member organization or individual can be nominated for projects completed in the last 12 months prior to October 2017. (projects conducted from October 2016 through October 2017). Projects not yet completed must have reached a point sufficient to permit judgment of merit. Induviduals are encouraged to nominate their own organization.
All submissions will be made online. The portal will open on July 15, 2017 and will remain open until 11:59 pm on August 15, 2017. Applicants may fill out nominations at any point during that date range. Once signed in to your Submittable account, you may save a draft of your nomination online and come back to it as often as you wish. However, once your nomination has been submitted, you cannot make any edits or changes. Incomplete nominations will not be considered.
To begin the nomination process, you must create a free Submittable account. If you already have a Submittable account (either from our Conservation Treatment Grant Program or from other grant programs), you should use that username and password to log in. You will need to be logged in to complete and submit your nomination. Once you have logged in, you will be able to access the nomination form.
Some parts of the nomination will be filled out in fields in the portal, and other parts of the nomination will now need to be uploaded as PDF files. To learn more and to submit a nomination, click here.
For questions about the nomination procedure, call (914) 582-3353 or send email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: 2016 Awards for Excellence Winners, courtesy Greater Hudson Heritage Network.