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-based history and public history programs, volunteerism, journalism or other activities.
All projects must be completed within the past two years prior to nomination. Organizational nominations must include description of organization, mission, and programs. Documentation must accompany the form and should include a minimum of two letters of support, photos of project, exhibits, or visual arts, or copies of articles, books, videos, or scripts.
Nominations will be accepted until September 15, 2023.
Incomplete nominations will not be accepted. All award applications and documentation will be reviewed by State History staff. The management team will send recommendations to the Board of State History for final selection of award winners.
Awards will be presented at a reception in January 2024.