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Prize for Published Article or Essay

This prize given for excellence in an article or essay that deals with any aspect of the federal government’s history.


Entries are judged for value in furthering the understanding of the history of the federal government; quality and thoroughness of research; style and appropriateness or presentation; suitability and rigor of methodology; and use of original and primary materials. In addition to the general requirements above, the work must have been published in the calendar year immediately preceding the spring awards.


1. Submit nomination through Google forms by January 15, 2024.

2. Include a brief letter commenting on the merits of the work in nomination form.

3. Include nominee(s)’s resume or curriculum vitae in nomination form.

4. Submit one copy of the publication or link to the publication either through the nomination form (preferred) or by mail (email for mailing information)  

***Please note: The award is made solely on the basis of the materials submitted.***

Committee Members:

Kate Hallgren, Historian

History Associates 

Julie Prieto, Historian

U.S. Army Center of Military History

Matt Regan, Historian

Department of State


Society for History in the Federal Government
PO BOX 14139
Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044

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