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Humanities Awards

Recognizing Louisiana's luminaries

For nearly 40 years, the LEH Humanities Awards have honored the historians, filmmakers, photographers, poets, artists, singer-songwriters, folklorists, educators, librarians, archivists, preservationists, and more who provide access to the source material that grounds exploratory and interpretive humanities programming.

Awards recognize documentary films and photography, humanities-themed books, museum exhibitions, literacy efforts, and individuals or organizations who have been longtime humanities advocates, with the efforts recognized in 64 Parishes magazine and at the annual Bright Lights Awards dinner.

Nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards are now open. Click here for more information about submitting nominations.

Click here for more details on the Humanities Awards and current and past recipients.

NEWS & MEDIA

Nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards opening August 1

On August 1 the LEH will begin accepting public nominations for the 2023 Humanities Awards, our annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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LEH Announces 2022 Humanities Awardees

Author, activist and civil rights icon Ruby Bridges has been named the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ 2022 Humanist of the Year. The LEH has also announced ten additional Humanities Awards recipients, recognizing documentary filmmakers and photographers, folklorists, literacy and language advocates, and more.

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Nominations for 2022 Humanities Awards Open Now

On August 1 LEH will begin accepting public nominations for the 2022 Humanities Awards, an annual program honoring Louisianans who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the state’s culture and history.

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