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Nominations accepted for 2019 Humanities Awards

News from Humanities Montana

MISSOULA — Humanities Montana seeks nominations for the 2019 Governors Humanities Awards, to be conferred at a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 7. Nominations of individuals aged 40 years and younger are especially welcome so we may recognize and honor great promise, innovation, or achievement in the humanities.  

The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 27.

This is an opportunity to celebrate gifted, generous Montanans, said Ken Egan, Humanities Montana’s executive director. The Governors Awards are a perfect occasion to recognize the breadth and depth of humanities talent in the state.

Nominations should be no more than 1000 words and should address the nominee’s contributions to the humanities in Montana. The humanities include the study of literature, history, Native American history and cultures, philosophy, languages, religious studies and other disciplines. Nominations for both individuals and

organizations will be considered. Members of the Humanities Montana board and staff are not eligible for consideration, nor are deceased individuals.

Nominations should be e-mailed to: or sent to Governors Humanities Awards, Humanities Montana, 311 Brantly, Missoula, MT 59812. If you have questions, call 406-243-6022.

There are no formal award categories. Nominees are evaluated for achievement in humanities scholarship and programs, efforts to bring new audiences to the

humanities, support for humanistic programs through volunteering and donations, and more.

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