What happens after I submit a nomination?

2017 Awards Committee at work.

After you have gathered your nomination materials, worked with your regional and state representatives to put together a great nomination, and sent everything to AASLH via the Submittable site, the evaluation process begins.

Nominations are due March 1.

From March to May, state and regional representatives evaluate their local nominations, provide feedback, and work with applicants to gather additional materials if necessary to strengthen nominations.

In May, the Awards Committee (consisting of 14 regional representatives, a national awards chair, and two members of AASLH staff) meets for three days in Nashville for the final evaluation. The committee discusses each nomination in depth, evaluates the nomination in light of AASLH’s requirements (see the “Tips” page for more info), and determines the year’s award winners by majority vote. The committee may also choose to recognize select winners with additional honors, such as the History in Progress (HIP) award or the Albert B. Corey Award.

In July, winners are notified of their award and provided with information they can use for local publicity.

In September, the Awards Banquet at the AASLH Annual Meeting celebrates the year’s award winners.