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Humanities Montana announces prize for literacy

 

Last updated 5/4/2017 at 11:44am



From Humnanities Montana

The Montana Center for the Book, a program of Humanities Montana, announced it is seeking nominations for the Montana Center for the Book Prize.

The MCB Prize will be awarded to up to five programs across the state, nominated by a community member or self-nominated in recognition of their efforts to promote literacy and literature in their region. Award-winning programs will receive a $1,000 award, be featured on the Montana Center for the Book web page, and have their events promoted by Humanities Montana.

The prize recognizes programs that offer creative and wide-reaching literary programing, such as family reading groups that promote youth literacy, reading series that encourage active engagement with the literary arts, or high school workshops that support student participation in slam poetry events.

Groups do not have to be a nonprofit to receive the MCB Prize. Any organization or group with a literary program will be considered. In awarding the prize, the Montana Center for the Book will prioritize geographic diversity with a special emphasis on organizations that reach rural populations.

The call for nominations opened Monday and the deadline to submit nominating letters is July 15. Only one letter is required. To nominate an organization in one's community or one's own program follow these directions on the Montana Center for the Book website at http://www.humanitiesmontana.org/centerforthebook/prize.

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Humanities Montana is the state’s independent, nonprofit state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since 1972, Humanities Montana has provided services and grants to hundreds of Montana organizations in support of public programs in history, literature, civil conversations, and public issues. Among its many programs are its grants, Montana Conversations, Speakers in the Schools, Hometown Humanities, Community Conversations, Letters About Literature, and the Governor’s Humanities Awards.

 

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