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Special prizes reward students for outstanding work. Many students use the cash prizes to fund the trip to the National History Day competition. Consult the official list for complete prize descriptions (PDF).

Thank you to all of our sponsors who support the work of Vermont History Day students.

Architectural History Prize

Sponsored by The Preservation Trust of Vermont

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation History Prize

Sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation

Deborah Pickman Clifford Vermont Women's History Prize

Sponsored by the Vermont Commission on Women Education and Research Foundation

George F. Edmunds Memorial Prize

Sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society through the George F. Edmunds Fund

The Horace Greeley Foundation American Freedom Award

Sponsored by The Horace Greeley Foundation

International Studies Award

Sponsored by the Kelly Foundation

Labor History Prize

Sponsored the Vermont Labor History Society

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer History Award

Sponsored by the Vermont LGBTQ History Project

Mollie Beattie Memorial Environmental Prize

Sponsored in honor of Mollie Beattie

Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences Award

Sponsored by the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences

Vermont History Award

Sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society

Vermont State Archives Award for Outstanding Use of Primary Sources

Sponsored by the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Secretary of State

Women's History Award

Sponsored by Patricia Passmore Alley in memory of Helen Vrooman Passmore

Awards for Educators:

Shelburne Museum Award

Sponsored by the Shelburne Museum

Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation Teacher Award

Sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation