History Day L.A. - Special Awards
Each year, organizations and individuals are invited to sponsor Special Awards for History Day L.A. Any student or student group may be eligible to receive a Special Award based on the criteria of the individual award. These awards are selected by the sponsoring individual or group and are judged independently of the History Day L.A. contest. Please make your students aware of these additional opportunities to be recognized for their work. The deadline for nominating student projects for Special Awards is February 3, 2012.
Japanese American National Museum Award
Sponsored by the Japanese American National Museum
Criteria: The project demonstrates understanding of how individuals and groups can shape democracy for all people. Particular attention will be given to projects related to the Japanese American Redress movement that resulted in the passage of the Civil Liberties Act of 1988.
Eligible Categories: Junior or Senior Exhibit: Individual or Group
Prize: $25 gift certificate to the Japanese American National Museum store and a copy of the book, “Achieving the Impossible Dream: How Japanese American’s Obtained Redress.”
Upstanders in History
Sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves
Criteria: The project demonstrates people who choose to take positive action in the face of injustice in society or in situations where individuals or groups need assistance.
Eligible Categories: Senior Group Exhibit or Senior Group Documentary
Prize: Amazon Gift Certificates