Awards and Prizes

TSHA offers awards and prizes to individuals for their notable or outstanding works in the field of Texas history. Each award-winner receives a financial prize and is honored at the Association’s Annual Meeting. Most awards are given on an annual basis and all Texas history authors are encouraged to apply.

Al Lowman Memorial Prize

The Lowman Memorial Prize is awarded annually to the best book on Texas county and local history published during the calendar year. The winning author will receive a certificate and $1,000 at the Association's Annual Meeting in March 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

7 recipients found

Coral Horton Tullis Memorial Prize for Best Book on Texas History

The Tullis Memorial Prize is awarded annually to the best book on Texas published during the calendar year. The winning author will be receive a certificate and $2,000 at the Association's Annual Meeting in March 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

53 recipients found

H. Bailey Carroll Award for Best Article in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly

The Carroll Award is given annually for the best article to appear in the Southwestern Historical Quarterly. This award honors an article appearing in the following issues: January 2020 through October 2020. Articles should be based upon original research, fully documented, and styled according to the general format of the Quarterly. Any articles in the Quarterly on a Southwestern topic will be considered. The winning author will be presented a certificate and $2,000 at the Association's 2021 Annual Meeting. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

56 recipients found

Kate Broocks Bates Award for Historical Research

The Bates Award is given annually for a significant piece of historical research dealing with any phase of Texas history prior to 1900. More recent history may be included if it is relevant, although preference will be given to subjects dating from the period of the Republic or from the pre-Republic years. Submissions must be of book length and must have been published within the two previous calendar years of the award. The winning author will receive a certificate and $4,000 at the Association's annual meeting in March 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

34 recipients found

Liz Carpenter Award for Best Book on the History of Women

The Liz Carpenter Award is given annually for the best scholarly book on the history of women and Texas published during the calendar year. A surplus of funds in the award endowment fund allows, at the discretion of the committee, a maximum of two $2,000 prizes to be given this year. Winning authors will receive a certificate and $2,000 at the Association's annual meeting in February 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

39 recipients found

Lynna Kay Shuffield Memorial Award in Texas Jewish History

The Lynna Kay Shuffield Memorial Award in Texas Jewish History is given annually to recognize an excellent work of scholarship in the field of Texas Jewish history. Eligible winners of the award include any graduate student or lay historian who published a book, authored chapters in published books, authored articles published in scholarly journals, or published a post-graduate thesis or dissertation on a topic in the field of Texas Jewish history. Works submitted for consideration must have been published within the previous three years (for 2021, the work must have been published in 2018, 2019, or 2020). One winner may be selected each year the award is made available.

0 recipients found

Mary Jon and J. P. Bryan Leadership in Education Award

The winning educators for 2019 will be presented with a certificate and a check for $5,000 at the Association's Annual Meeting in February 2020 in Austin, Texas.

51 recipients found

Ron Tyler Award for Best Illustrated Book on Texas History and Culture

The Ron Tyler Award, funded by the Summerlee Foundation, is given annually for a book dealing with Texas history and using special visual applications such as photography and reproduction of historic paintings. The book should be published in the calendar year for which the award is given and make a contribution to Texas history and culture with the significant use of illustrations. A panel of judges will determine if the full amount should be awarded to either the publisher or the author, or if the amount should be shared between the two. The winning author will receive a certificate and $2,500 at the Association's Annual Meeting in March 2021. Judges may withhold the award at their discretion.

17 recipients found

Special Award for Research and Writing on Texas in World War I

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This award is no longer active.

4 recipients found