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Grant of the Week: Forest History Society John M. Collier Award for Forest History Journalism

Sadie Bergen | May 20, 2016

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to our free Calendar. This week we are featuring a prize from the Forest History Society.

The Forest History Society annually confers the John M Collier Award for Forest History Journalism. The award recognizes the author of the best article on forest and conservation history published in newspapers, trade press, or general circulation magazines. An independent panel of judges considers depth of research, quality of analysis, clarity of expression, and overall significance when evaluating submissions. The winning article will receive a $1,000 prize along with an opportunity to visit the Forest History Society Library and Archives or arrange for the presentation of the award plaque at a mutually agreed upon meeting or convention.

An original printed piece (photocopies are acceptable) or an electronic version of the nominated article(s) from 2015 publications must be submitted to the Forest History Society postmarked no later than June 3, 2016. Author, publisher, and date of article must be included. Hard copy versions may be sent to Andrea Anderson at 701 William Vickers Avenue, Durham, NC, 27701, and electronic submissions to: andrea.anderson@foresthistory.org.

John M Collier was a working journalist. After many years of newspaper work, Collier completed his journalistic career with the Southern Forest Products Association. He also served on the Forest History Society board of directors. Following his untimely death, his friends arranged for an endowment to underwrite the costs of this memorial.

The award is open to any newspaper or general circulation magazine; professional or freelance journalist in North America.

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