2017 Annual Awards

Nomination Procedure:

To be considered, each nomination must be accompanied by below nomination form, as well as any further information that may be relevant.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2017.

Awards Nomination form - Select this link to download (Word file)

Select this link for to see the list of past winners

Nomination Procedure:

To be considered, each nomination must be accompanied by below nomination form, as well as any further information that may be relevant.

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2017.

Awards Nomination form – Select this link to download (Word file)

Select this link for to see the list of past winners

Criteria for Awards

There shall be three type of awards given by the Historical Society of Alberta, viz., Annual Award, Award of Merit, and Honorary Lifetime Membership.

Annual Award

The Annual Award shall be presented to an individual for his or her outstanding contribution to Alberta history. To be eligible, the recipient must qualify in one or more of these categories:

  • Meritorious service to the Historical Society of Alberta over a period of several years;
  • Meritorious service to the preservation, promotion or development of Alberta’s history over a period of several years;
  • Performance of a single action, deed or service which is of such significance, uniqueness, or magnitude that it ranks far above routine or regular actions, deeds or services

Normally, no more than one Annual Award shall be given in any calendar year. Under no circumstances shall more than two awards be given in any calendar year.

The recipient of the Annual Award shall receive a suitably framed scroll from the Society.

Award of Merit

An Award of Merit shall be presented from time to time by the Society to any eligible business, corporation, society, government, church, or other corporate body.

To be eligible, the recipient must qualify in one or both of the following categories:

  • Meritorious service to the preservation, promotion or development of Alberta’s history over a period of several years;
  • Performance of a single action, deed or service to the benefit of Alberta history which goes beyond the routine services expected of the recipient.

Normally, no more than one Award of Merit shall be given in any calendar year. The recipient of the Award of Merit shall receive a suitable scroll or certificate from the Society.

Honorary Lifetime Membership

An Honorary Lifetime Membership may be presented from time to time by the Society to an individual member or former member of the Society.

To be eligible, the recipient must have provided meritorious service to the Historical Society of Alberta over a period of years. The Honorary Lifetime Membership shall be given sparingly and will be most commonly awarded to a lifetime member who is retiring after having worked diligently for the Society.

The recipient shall receive a suitable scroll or certificate from the Society. He or she shall also receive all benefits of full membership in the Society, including the quarterly publication, without the payment of annual dues.