Each year the Governor of Missouri and the Missouri Humanities Council confer the Governor's Humanities Awards on individuals and organizations whose achievements set an example worthy of statewide attention. The awards recognize outstanding teaching in Missouri schools, outstanding community outreach activities by individuals and humanities institutions, and exemplary interpretive practices in libraries, history organizations, or other humanities organizations. In addition, the Governor's Humanities Awards recognize outstanding books that have increased our understanding and appreciation of Missouri's history and culture.
Nominations are being accepted for the following awards categories:
Excellence in Education: recognizes one or more teachers of English, history, languages, or social studies, grades K-12, in Missouri's public or private schools.
Exemplary Community Achievement: recognizes an individual or group who has made a special contribution to a community's understanding of and support for humanities-related endeavors on the local and/or state level.
Distinguished Literary Achievement: recognizes an individual or group whose book or publication (fiction, non-fiction, or poetry) has increased our understanding and appreciation of Missouri's history and culture.
Nominations will be accepted until February 15, 2010. All nominations must be submitted using the nomination form and have supporting materials, including a minimum of two letters of support; resume, Curriculum Vita, or summary of achievements (3-page maximum); 1 to 2 page summary describing the reason the nominee is deserving of the award and how the nominee fits the category; additional support materials. For the book award nomination, at least three copies of the book or publication must accompany nomination materials.