The American Association for State and Local History offers Leadership in History Awards to encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all Americans. By publicly recognizing superior and innovative achievements, the Leadership in History Awards serve as an inspiration to others in the field. The Leadership in History Awards include the Award of Merit, given to recognize excellence for projects (including civic engagement, special projects, educational programs, exhibits, publications, restoration projects, etc.), individual achievement, and organizational general excellence; and the Award of Distinction, given in recognition of long and very distinguished individual service. The deadline for nominations is March 1. Learn more here.