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Voices of a City Award Nominations Open

August 1 - October 1

Accepting nominations through October 1

The Greensboro History Museum, Inc. invites nominations of an individual or organization for the 2021 Voices of a City Award, an honor recognizing significant and original contributions to local history. Nominations will be accepted on behalf of individuals and organizations, and self-nominations are welcome. Submissions by or for high school and college students will be judged in a separate category.

Projects can be as varied as our city, including oral history, photography, film, published articles, books, student research papers, film, electronic media, etc. Collectors of historical documents or artifacts are also eligible. Previous winners include the J.C. Price School Project, historians Gayle Hicks Fripp and Dr. Alex Stoesen, Jim Dodson (O. Henry Magazine), entrepreneur Dennis Quaintance, the Ever-Achievers Retired Teachers Club, and William Moss (Carolina Field of Honor).

Nominations should include a letter and at least one example of work for consideration, provided in either hard copy (articles or book) or digital format. For digital content, please include online access, such as a website, google doc link, use Dropbox or mail in a USB drive. Submissions will be evaluated by the GHM Inc. Community Engagement Committee and its Advisory Board. Award criteria include project originality and significance; innovation; quality of research within current academic scholarship; sources consulted; and accessibility of material to the local community and beyond. The announcement and award presentation will be made at the GHM Inc. Annual Dinner on November 4, 2021.

There are many individuals and organizations working on behalf of local history in the area, and we encourage all to submit nominations for this significant recognition. If you have questions about the award or the nomination process, please contact Museum Director Carol Ghiorsi Hart at carol.hart@greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-2306.

Submissions should be sent by October 1, 2021 to:

Voices of a City Nomination
Greensboro History Museum
130 Summit Avenue
Greensboro, NC 27401


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