Heritage Werks is pleased to announce the establishment of the Heritage Innovators Award.
Launched in 2019, this $2,500 cash prize is presented annually to a student or recent graduate who is pursuing innovation in the field of archival services. Past entries have been received from applicants across the country and covered a wide variety of archival and history topics.
heritage innovators award 2020 WINNER SELECTED
University of Denver
Heritage Werks is pleased to announce the winner of the 2020 Heritage Innovators Award: The Childbirth Archive (https://childbirtharchive.omeka.net/) created by Medellee Antonioli from the University of Denver. This unique project collects oral histories and written accounts, provides an oral history creation guide and employs a holistic approach to metadata tagging that allows for standardized data while also keeping the archive easily searchable. Our team was especially impressed by the practical nature of this example and the details within its design.
We received many thoughtful submissions and were excited to see the innovative work being done across the industry. To further encourage this innovation, we are proud to announce that we will offer another Heritage Innovators Award in 2021. Keep an eye out for information on the 2021 competition later this year.