The Autry Public History Prize is awarded annually to media exhibits, public programs, or written works that contribute to a broader public reflection and appreciation of the past or serve as a model of professional public history practice in the history of the North American West. The award consists of a $1,000 prize and a certificate to the award recipient. The prize is made possible by the generous support of the Autry National Center. View a list of past recipients.
Please note that non-fiction books and journal articles are not eligible for this award. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, the following areas.
To be eligible for the award in 2017, the project must have been completed in 2016. When submitting material to the award committee (see below) for consideration please follow the Autry Prize Submission Guidelines.
Award Submission Deadline: April 15, 2018
The award recipient and editor/publisher will be notified by September 15.
2018 Autry Public History Prize Committee
2016 | Oakland Museum of California for the exhibition Pacific Worlds
2015 | South El Monte Arts Posse for ""East of East: Mapping Community Narratives", digital archive, Columbia University, 2015. Click here to read more.
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