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Wisconsin History Website Award

The Wisconsin Historical Society invites nominations for its Wisconsin History Website Award. The award is given to the creators of the website that makes the most valuable contribution to presenting Wisconsin history during the previous year.


  • Website must be online and publicly accessible
  • Website must contain substantial Wisconsin history content

Award Criteria

  • Quality of storytelling or analysis
  • Quality of sources and documentation
  • Quality of Web design (both visually and structurally)
  • Accessibility and ease of use
  • Innovative use of technology

The judges may include Society staff or board members and others invited to participate in the evaluation process. The judges reserve the right to make more than one award or, conversely, to make no award in any given year. The decision of the judges is final.

Due Date

April 1 of each year (postmarked or delivered)

How to Apply

Submit a letter of nomination not to exceed two double-spaced pages describing how the site meets the above criteria. The letter of nomination must also include:

  • Name and URL of website
  • Name, address, and email address of person nominating website

Send applications to:

Paul Hedges, Director of Information Technology
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street
Madison, WI 53706


For more information, contact Paul Hedges at 608-264-6451 or write the address above.

Awards are initially reviewed by a committee of judges appointed by the Society and then approved by the Awards Committee of the Board of Curators. The date and presentation of the award will be made at a time and location convenient for the recipient. Employees and members of the Board of Curators of the Wisconsin Historical Society are not eligible to receive awards.

Recent Award Winner

Read about the recent Wisconsin History Website award winner.

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