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DIGITAL HISTORY AWARD

Digital History has established itself as an important new way of delivering exceptional and heretofore hidden information about Alabama's past.  The Internet and social media tools make it possible for many individuals and entities to gain attention and authority for their contributions to increased understanding about the history of Alabama. 

 

​The AHA Digital History Award recognizes excellence for large or small digital history projects that make contributions to promulgating Alabama (state or local) history.  The next award will be given in 2020 at the annual meeting. 

 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Digital History (broadly defined) has established itself as an important way of delivering exceptional and heretofore hidden information about Alabama’s past. The Internet and social media tools make it possible for many individuals and entities to gain attention and authority for their contributions to increased understanding about the history of Alabama.

 

The AHA Digital History Awards recognize excellence for LARGE and SMALL Projects according to the following criteria:

  • Nominee makes obvious contributions to promulgating Alabama (state or local) history

  • Nominee’s information is historically accurate

  • Nominee goes beyond merely advertising for the parent organization

  • Nominee exhibits superior design, navigation, and innovation

  • Nominee incorporates multiple media (text/images/video/sound)

  • Nominee adds informational value to assembled/curated digital objects

  • Nominee engages the community through social media

  • Nominee provides superior value for its cost

 

[These criteria are not mandatory minimums. They form a rubric for comparing nominees.]

 

Categories:

 

LARGE Projects employ at least 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) professional staff and/or are a component of a larger organization with an obviously significant budget. Examples include university-, state-, or foundation-funded digital projects.

 

SMALL Projects have fewer than 1 FTE professional staff (devoted to the digital project) and operate on a very small budget. Examples include individual blogs, small group encyclopedia projects, and websites associated with local history societies.

 

LARGE Project Award consists of a Certificate

SMALL Project Award consists of a Certificate plus $100

 

To nominate an Alabama Digital History Project, submit a nomination online or complete the Nomination Form and return it to:

 

Rebecca Todd Minder, 2019 Committee Chair

AHA Digital History Awards

Box 870342

Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0342

rebecca.minder@ua.edu

 

Deadline for nominations is DECEMBER 15, 2019.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

2018

Large Project: Alabama Heritage

Small Project: Huntsville History Collection

2016

Large Project: Encyclopedia of Alabama

Small Project: Bhamwiki