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2014 recipients of the Kayak Kids' Illustrated History Challenge
2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Museums.
2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming
Announcing the 2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award!
James Daschuk, Clearing the Plains: Disease, Politics of Starvation, and the Loss of Aboriginal Life
Recipients of the 2014 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching
2014 recipients of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
2014 recipient of Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
2014 recipient of the Governor General’s History Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
2014 recipient of the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching.
The Governor General’s History Awards are Canada’s top honours in the field of history and heritage. They celebrate the very best in Canadian achievements to ensure our national past has a vibrant presence in our society today.
The 2014 awards were presented on Monday, November 3 at Rideau Hall by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston.
Meet the 2014 award recipients!
Nominate outstanding individuals or organizations that have helped popularize Canadian history with the written word through such means as publications, film, radio, television, theatre, voluntarism or the web.
Aims to inspire small, volunteer-led community organizations in the creation of innovative programming that commemorates important aspects of our heritage. Projects can be an event, activity or other form of programming. Nominations welcome.
This award honours significant achievements in the historical field and encourages standards of excellence specifically in the presentation, preservation and interpretation of national, regional or local history. Nominations for a deserving museum or heritage institution are welcome.
Publishers wishing to submit works with a 2014 imprint or, if not previously submitted, a 2013 imprint, should forward an entry for all the history books they have published during the year in order to give all their authors a chance at the prize.
Are you an Aboriginal Canadian between the ages of 14-29? Showcase your talent and creativity, have your work reviewed by the foremost Aboriginal storytellers. You could win cash prizes and even have your work published in a national magazine!
Recognizes excellence in the teaching of Canadian history, inspire teachers and schools to strive for excellence in Canadian history education and facilitates sharing of best practices and innovative teaching ideas within Canada’s teaching community. Six teachers will receive a medal and $2,500. The recipient’s school will also receive a $1,000 prize.
Help strengthen both literacy skills and Canadian historical knowledge by encouraging Canadian kids between the ages of 7–14 to create their own illustrated story or comic based on any element of Canada’s past they find of interest.
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