Awards of Merit
The Connecticut League of History Organizations presents Awards of Merit to institutions and individuals who demonstrate the highest of professional standards, and who enhance and further the understanding of Connecticut history. The purpose of the Awards of Merit is to recognize the care, thought and effort invested in these contributions and to inspire and encourage others by acknowledging exceptional contributions to state and local history. The mere fulfillment of routine functions does not justify an award. Action over and above the ordinary call of duty is prerequisite for an Award of Merit.
The CLHO presents Awards of Merit in four categories:
History organizations are encouraged to nominate their own work, as well as outstanding contributions by neighboring organizations. Individuals may nominate their own work, with the exception of the Individual Achievement award. Only works completed in the preceding 18 months are eligible for nomination. Nominated works must be historically accurate, properly documented, easily used and understood, and have specific goals. Nominated books should contain accurate citations, an index and a bibliography or list of works cited. Project nominations must contain photographic, video or other documentation of the final installation. All nominations must include an accurate budget, showing sources of funding, expenses incurred and relationship to institutional budget.
CLHO Awards of Merit Committee
2019 submissions are now closed.
Thank you to all of this year's nominees.
Application Submission Instructions:
In an effort to reduce the use of paper and ensure that committee members have access to all nominations, applicants are required to submit:
Digital files should be submitted as PDF files, Microsoft Office compatible files (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) or jpeg/PDF files (for images).
Download Merit Instruction and Nomination forms below: