AKCHO was established to encourage cooperation among historical organizations and to promote and encourage the study and preservation of the history and heritage of King County through member organizations, individual members, and the community they serve, and to support such preservation efforts through public awareness and understanding of legislative issues.
2013 Awards Presentation
Dear Friends in the Heritage Community,
As each year comes to an end, it is a good professional exercise to look back in appreciation and pride at those things that we have done both personally and collectively within our Museums, historical societies, agencies, and as individuals to preserve and promote the history of King County.
It has been another outstanding year filled with a marvelous and comprehensive array of thought-provoking exhibits, speaker series, and professional workshops.
The youth of this community has continued to gain respect and admiration for its past through innovative educational history curriculums and museum resources, such as tours and special programs. New books, websites, and videos continue to be produced that showcase the amazing history of this area, as well as the deep pool of outstanding talented artists, writers, and historians. Our professional colleagues, both staff and volunteer, have continued to make this all happen with an unending wealth of talent, expertise, and energy.
The AKCHO Awards Program is a perfect way to acknowledge those special people, programs, or projects that have made your heritage organization shine this year.
The Awards are given each year in the spring at our annual awards celebration to acknowledge excellence and commitment to King County's history. The Awards are given for projects that have been completed by December 31st of each year. View the information below to learn more about each award.
Personal nominations can be for anyone, but usually tend to be nominated for persons who have either made an outstanding contribution that specific year, or have continued to make a contribution for many years.
Please take time today to print this Word Format
Form fill it out, and mail or drop it off! Acknowledge your
institution, your special projects, or your special professional
colleagues. The AKCHO Awards can be an impressive addition to
professional institutional resumes when applying for grants or
providing positive feedback to your membership.
The AKCHO Awards Committee: Patrcia Filer, Brooke Best, Dee & Walt Carrel, Michael Herschensohn, Karen Meador, Barbara Nilson, and Alan stein
The Long Term Project Award is presented to an organization for an outstanding landmark restoration, ongoing or long-term project such as a video, slide show, oral history, development of a new organization, or similar long-impact or permanent projects, (traditional & technical).
The Single Impact Event Award is presented to an organization for an outstanding one time or single series educational program, performance, lecture series, fund raising event, workshop or similar single impact event.
The Exhibit Award is presented to an organization for an outstanding permanent, traveling, outreach, or temporary display or exhibit of any size that uses historical collections as the educational source material.
The Youth Award is presented to a King County student (including undergraduate college students) who has made an outstanding contribution to the heritage community with service or through a project that has benefited the community at large.
The Heritage Education Award is presented to a King County teacher or an organization who has promoted King County heritage by the innovative incorporation of local history into the curriculum and/or through a project that involves students with the heritage community.
The Willard Jue Memorial Award is presented to individuals in two possible categories - paid staff and volunteers. The Willard Jue Memorial Award winners are individuals who have made outstanding contributions, provided exceptional leadership, and demonstrated excellence in duration, quality, or spirit of service.
The Virginia Marie Folkins Award is presented to the author and/or sponsoring organization of an outstanding historical publication.
The Charles Payton Award for Heritage Advocacy is presented to an individual or an organization that has initiated, developed, or presented a plan which has led to the advancement of funding for heritage projects, protections of heritage resources, or public awareness for heritage, such as posters, videos, newsletters, or web-sites, etc.
The Technology Award is presented to an organizationfor an outstanding project that pairs technology wiht local history and provides an inspiration or a model for the heritage community. This can be a new, ongoing, or long-term electronic media project including - but not limited to - podcasts, blogs, websites, facebooks apges, twitter/tweets, or videos accessible on the web.
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Nominations are open to the public and neither nominators nor nominees need to be AKCHO members. Nominations should reflect an exceptional contribution to King County's heritage community or to King County's history.
The activities for which nominations are made must have been completed by December 31, 2012 and must have been held within and for the benefit of King County and/or its constituent communities.
- Individuals may not nominate themselves, but may be nominated by a beneficiary of their services, coworkers, or other knowledgeable persons.
- Organizations/Individuals may be nominated in more than one category.
- Former recipients may be nominated for new contributions to the heritage community; but are not eligible for an additional award for a previously acknowledged activity, event, or contribution.
- Deadline date for 2012 nominations is Tuesday, February 19th ,
2013. Entries will not be considered for judging if received
after the deadline date.
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