Veterans’ Voices Award

Veterans’ Voices Award

Save the Date: Sunday, Oct. 5, 2019

Submissions Open

For the past six years, the Minnesota Humanities Center has honored Veterans who contribute in myriad ways to their communities, state, and country. The 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony will continue to honor the outstanding work of Minnesota’s Veterans in an exciting new format that features their personal stories. Through poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more, Veterans find their voice, process their experiences, and connect with others. On October 5, this year’s Ceremony will feature Veterans sharing their written work at a public gathering at Union Depot in St. Paul.

This award is part of the Humanities Center’s Veterans’ Voices program that draws on the power of the humanities to call attention to the contributions and often-missed stories of Veterans. This program empowers all Minnesota Veterans to speak in their own voices through storytelling, art, theater, discussion groups and more—amplifying the voices of Veterans throughout our state and helping to bridge the Veteran-civilian divide.

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Blake Rondeau

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

To sponsor the 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award, contact Jeni Gregory at or 651-772-4262. We offer a range of opportunities to support the October Award Ceremony.

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Support the Veterans' Voices Award

The Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony is made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund from the State of Minnesota.

The Minnesota Humanities Center is a 501c3 nonprofit and relies on the generous donations of its supporters and participants. Please consider supporting the work of MHC and events like the Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony – every donation helps empower people to understand each other better through the humanities. Thank you!

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2018 Sponsors