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AFS Folklore and Education Section Offers Dorothy Howard Prize

Wednesday, May 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rosalind V. Rini Larson

The Folklore and Education Section of the American Folklore Society is calling for nominations for the 2019 Dorothy Howard Award. The Dorothy Howard Prize honors Dorothy Howard, a pioneer who used folklore in educational settings in rich and meaningful ways, and those who have followed her in using folklore and education both within and outside the classroom. Read more about Howard here.

The prize competition is open to individuals and organizations whose work effectively encourages educators or students to use the study of folklore and folkloristic approaches in all educational environments, including K16 classrooms, after-school programming, museums, community agencies, etc. Such works include but are not limited to: curriculum materials, publications, audio and video recordings, multimedia publications, web sites, and exhibits. Submissions must reflect projects that have been implemented within the year prior to the application deadline. If your project is ongoing or part of a larger multi-year educational effort, please submit the portion of the project that is most current (i.e., implemented within the last year) for the committee’s consideration.


Nominations should:

  • Include the author(s) or creator(s), publisher, and date of use/publication, along with a short statement of the project.
  • Describe how the project significantly adds to the body of folklore and education literature and/or resources.
  • Specify the intended audience and appropriateness of the program for that age group and subject focus.
  • Describe how the project engages with the intended audience.
  • Specify how the project interfaces with and supports educational priorities, teaching practices, and student learning.
  • Include the project resource materials. If the project includes a print or hard-copy publication, please include three copies. If the project is a web resource or e-book, or includes audio/visual recordings available online, please include working links to all resources. In the case of particularly extensive materials (i.e. multimedia kits), a single copy may be submitted.


The prize amount is $100 and the deadline for submissions is August 31, 2019. Submit materials to this Dropbox folder. If sending hard copies of nominated materials, please send 4 copies (one for each committee member) to:

Anne Pryor
5317 Lighthouse Bay Drive
Madison, WI  53704

Direct questions about nominations to Anne Pryor at

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