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GLIN==> Nominations for Great Lakes awards (web sites, books, exhibits)



Posted on behalf of Addie Guzman <addie@mail.h-net.msu.edu>

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The Center for Great Lakes Culture annual awards are given to selected works
devoted to the history and culture of the Great Lakes region. See
http://www.greatlakes.msu.edu/awards.cfm GLIN won this inaugural award for
"best website" in 2000. The deadline for nominations is Dec. 15, 2002.
Details below.


> The Center for Great Lakes Culture 2003 Annual Website Award
>
> Pursuant to its goals the Center has established the Center for Great
> Lakes Culture Annual Website Award for the best world wide website
> devoted to the history and culture of the Great Lakes region. In
> particular, the Center will seek outstanding Great Lakes cultural and
> historical content that embraces new media and is therefore noteworthy
> for cultural importance, exceptional quality, and effective design. Last
> year's winner was Wisconsin's Great Lakes Shipwrecks,
> http://www.seagrant.wisc.edu/shipwrecks/ .
>
> Criteria for this year's award:
>
> 1. The site should support the mission of the Center for Great Lakes
> Culture: to understand and interpret the cultural history and
> expressions of the diverse peoples, traditions, and customs of the Great
> Lakes region and the region's interactions with the world.
>
> 2. The site must be constructed as an enduring resource for teachers,
> scholars, researchers, students, or the interested public.
>
> Judging process:
>
> 1. A call for nominations will be placed on the CGLC this website.
> Nominations will also be solicited from the Regional and Faculty
> Advisors of the Center for Great Lakes Culture and individuals on the
> Center listservs.
>
> 2. Nominations should be sent to Addie Guzman, addie@mail.h-net.msu.edu.
>
> 3. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2002. The nominations
> should include an accurate URL for the site's home page, a statement of
> support describing the site's value to understanding the history and
> culture of the Great Lakes region and a description of its intended
> audience and uses.
>
> 4. A panel selected from the Center Steering Committee and Advisory
> committees will review nominations and make their recommendations for
> the winner.
>
> 5. The winner will be selected on January 15, 2003, and announced in
> March 2003 at the Center for Great Lakes Culture conference (TBA).
>
> 6. The webmaster and sponsor of the winning site will receive plaques
> from the Center signifying their award. The Center will also provide a
> click-through graphic award symbol for posting at the winning site.

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> The Center for Great Lakes Culture 2003 Annual Non-Fiction Book Award
>
> The Center for Great Lakes Culture was established at Michigan State
> University in 1999. It seeks to understand and interpret the cultural
> history of the Great Lakes region and the region's interaction with the
> world. The Center works with a variety of partner institutions on and
> off the MSU campus dedicated to the study of the Great Lakes region and
> draws upon complementary expertise and strengths of regionally focused
> humanities and arts organizations.
>
> Pursuant to its goals the Center has established the Center for Great
> Lakes Culture Annual Book Award for the best non-fiction book devoted to
> the history and culture of the Great Lakes region. Past winners have
> included Michael McNally's, Ojibwe Singers: Hymns, Grief, and a Native
> Culture in Motion (New York: Oxford University press, 2000); and Dennis
> Valdes, Barrios Nortenos: St. Paul and Midwestern Mexican Communities in
> the Twentieth Century (Unniversity of Texas Press, 2001)
>
> Criteria for this year's award:
>
> 1. Book should support the mission of the Center for Great Lakes Culture
> to understand and interpret the cultural history and expressions of the
> diverse peoples, traditions, and customs of the Great Lakes region and
> the region's interactions with the world.
>
> 2. Book must have a published copyright date of 2002.
>
> 3. Book must interpret significant aspects of the cultural diversity
> that shaped the history of the Great Lakes region.
>
> Judging process:
>
> 1. Nominations for the award will be solicited from the Regional and
> Faculty Advisors of the Center for Great Lakes Culture
>
> 2. Nominations should be sent to Peter Berg (berg@msu.edu) who will put
> these on the Center listservs to allow all the advisors to see what
> books have been placed in nomination.
>
> 3. The deadline for nominations is December 15, 2002. Nominations should
> include book title, author, publisher, date of publication, and if
> possible a short supporting note describing the book's value to
> understanding the history and culture of the Great Lakes region.
>
> 4. A panel selected from the Center Steering Committee and Advisory
> committees will review nominations and make their recommendations for
> the winner.
>
> 5. The winner will be selected on January 15, 2003, and announced in
> March 2003 at the Center for Great Lakes Culture conference (TBA).
>
> 6. The author and publisher of the award winning book will receive
> plaques from the Center signifying their award.

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> The Center for Great Lakes Culture 2003 Annual Exhibit Award
>
> The annual CGLC exhibition award seeks to recognize and bring to greater
> public attention an outstanding exhibit that effectively tells a Great
> Lakes story and serves as a model for interpretation of Great Lakes
> culture.
>
> Criteria
>
> The CGLC Exhibit Award recognizes an outstanding exhibit that
> effectively tells a Great Lakes story. Priority is given to exhibits
> that tell stories that are regional in scope, but local stories also
> will be considered, particularly if the "lifestyles, folkways,
> industries, cultures, events, political perspectives, persons, etc."
> presented have some type of regional influence, impact, relevance or
> integration. The exhibit may be large or small (assessment will take
> into account the site/organization's annual operating budget and staff
> size as indicators of resource access; if the exhibit is a collaborative
> venture, the budgets of all participating organizations will be
> considered); permanent, temporary or traveling; indoors or outdoors.
> Additional criteria to be assessed include the following:
>
> -graphic quality, visual appeal, involvement of other sensory elements
> (e.g., audio, scents)
> -effectiveness in achieving its intended purpose
> -opportunities for participation, programming, interactivity or
> engagement by the intended audience(s) -- (this may be directly with the
> exhibit components, with other people while viewing the exhibit, through
> an associated event or activity, through associated programming
> [on-site, off-site, multiple sites], as a follow-up activity motivated
> or encouraged by the exhibit, or during its development [e.g., community
> involvement to design, tell stories, or provide artifacts for the
> exhibit])
>
> To be eligible, the exhibit must have been completed, initially
> installed or opened between September 1, 2001 and the time of
> nomination. It is preferable that the exhibit be still available for
> viewing as of late January 2003.
>
> NOTE: (If the exhibit is not still available for viewing by reviewers,
> additional support materials - additional wide angle and close-up
> photographs of the entire exhibit, duplicates of audio and/or digital
> components - must be provided.)
>
> Submission Requirements
>
> 1. Submit 5 copies of the Nomination Form/Document to:
> Gail A. Vander Stoep
> Associate Professor
> Department of Park, Recreation and Tourism Resources
> Michigan State University
> 131 Natural Resources Bldg.
> East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
> 517-353-5190, ext. 117
> 517-432-3597 (fax)
> vanders1@msu.edu
>
> 2. Submit 1 copy of supporting materials that help the review team
> assess the exhibit content, design and impact.
>
> 3. Submit photographs (color or B&W; digital, print or slide as long as
> the images are clear and they adequately illustrate the exhibit) of the
> entire exhibit; consider including at least one wide angle overview
> photo to supplement close-ups of exhibit components or segments.
>
> 4. Submit a transcript of the entire exhibition text or script (if there
> are audio or other digital portions, those should be indicated in the
> exhibition description, but not transcribed...unless readily available).
>
> 5. Examples of other supporting materials include: additional wide angle
> or close-up photographs or slides, audio or videotapes (incorporated in
> the exhibit, or that portray the exhibit), supporting print activity
> materials for teachers or families, promotional and media coverage
> materials, audience evaluations or critical reviews.
>
>
> Nomination Form for Exhibits (see web for word format,
> http://greatlakes.msu.edu/exhibaward.cfm )
> -----------------------------
>
> Nominee (institution or collaborating organizations):
>
> Current Exhibit Location Address:
>
> City:
>
> State:
>
> Zip
>
> Web site address (if any):
>
> Person making nomination:
>
> Address:
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> City:
>
> State:
>
> Zip:
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> E-mail:
>
> Phone #: ( )
>
> Fax #: ( )
>
> Exhibit Title:
>
> This exhibit is: o Permanent o Temporary o Traveling
>
> Will exhibit be open for viewing in late January 2002? o Yes o No
>
> Date of Completion/Opening:
>
> Total Project Costs (dollars, staff support, in-kind contributions):
>
> For the following two items, if the exhibit is collaborative, attach a
> separate sheet that provides this information for each partner.
>
> Host Institution's Annual Operating Budget:
>
> Number of full-time equivalent (FTE) paid employees:
>
> Attach a separate sheet that provides the following information:
>
> Purpose and objectives of the exhibit (include comments about the
> exhibit's portrayal of a Great Lakes story or theme).
>
> Summary description of the exhibit (target audience, format and general
> design, types of elements or components included, supplemental
> materials, etc.).
>
> Opportunities for audience or community participation, interaction,
> program involvement.
> Impacts of exhibit (include a summary description of the types of
> impacts, supplemented by other evidence such as notices/reviews in the
> media, formal or informal evaluation results, unsolicited letters,
> expected/achieved number of visitors).





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