History awards nominations sought

The East Tennessee Historical Society (ETHS) invites the public for nominations for this year’s Awards of Excellence in the field of history.  These awards recognize individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the preservation, promotion, programming, and interpretation of the region’s history.

The deadline for nominations is April 8, 2016.  Winners will be recognized at the Society’s Annual Meeting held on May 3, in Knoxville.

Awards are in four categories:

The Award of Distinction recognizes a special project, such as publications, building preservation, or special program, such as a conference, heritage event, publication, lecture series, or other.

History in the Media Award is presented to someone in the field of television, radio, newspaper, magazine, or Internet, for outstanding contributions to the promotion of our region’s history.

Teaching Excellence Award is for outstanding or innovative teaching of history at any level, grades one through adult education.

The Society’s most prestigious recognition is the Ramsey Award for Lifetime Achievement. This award is reserved for one who, over the course of a lifetime, has made outstanding contributions to the understanding and preservation of East Tennessee history.

To request a nomination form, call 865-215-8824.