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Deadline for Humanities Awards Nominations is Dec. 15

LEH is accepting nominations for the 2018 Humanities Awards through December 15.

Since 1985, the LEH has honored Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the study and understanding of the humanities. Awardees will be honored at the April 2018 Bright Lights Awards Dinner in New Orleans.

Click here for a list of categories and past winners.

Individuals, institutions or organizations may submit nominations. Individuals, however, may not nominate themselves. Letters of nomination should not exceed two pages and should detail specific accomplishments that qualify the nominee for the award, in particular, their contributions to our understanding of the state and the humanities. Whenever possible, curriculum vitae for the nominee and other letters of support should accompany the letter of nomination.

Nominations must be received in the LEH office no later than 5 pm on December 15, and should be addressed to:


Humanities Awards Committee

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities

938 Lafayette St., Suite 300

New Orleans, LA  70113


Nominations also may be faxed to LEH (attention to Chair, Humanities Awards Committee) at 504-529-2358 or emailed to [email protected].