Governor General’s History Awards

Closes July 15th, 2019

Canada's History is seeking nominations and applications for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. This award recognizes community-based history projects that promote local perspectives of the past. Applications are evaluated on their impact, innovation, and contribution to a greater public understanding of Canadian history. If you know a community history project, we encourage you to submit a nomination or start an application today!

Applications are due on July 15, 2019.


Prizing:

Two recipients will receive $2,500 and a trip for two to Ottawa to attend the Governor General's History Awards, the Canada's History Forum, and the History Makers Gala.

Criteria: 

All projects must be presented in Canada.
Projects must be supported by at least one recognized historical, municipal, or educational organization.
Eligible types of projects include: civic engagement activities, exhibits, multimedia, preservation projects, and public programming.
Projects must have occurred within the past 18 months prior to the close of nominations.

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Questions? Check out this list of frequently asked questions to help you get the information you need. Read the FAQ

Past Winners - Learn more about the award-winning community heritage projects that were recognized in previous years. Get inspired!

What You Need to Know - Visit the Rules and Regulations page for the most up-to-date information on eligibility, criteria, and prizing. Learn More...

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