Veterans’ Voices Award

Veterans’ Voices Award

For the past seven years, the Minnesota Humanities Center (MHC) has honored Veterans who contribute in myriad ways to their communities, state, and country. The 2019 Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony honored the outstanding work of Minnesota’s Veterans in an exciting new format that features their personal stories. This award is part of the MHC’s Veterans’ Voices program that draws on the power of the humanities to call attention to the contributions and often-missed stories of Veterans. The Veterans’ Voices 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.

In August, an independent review panel selected nine awardees from dozens of submissions based on their poetry, prose, essays, memoirs, and more. At the Humanities Center, we believe that through literature, narrative, and story, Veterans find their voices, process their experiences, and connect with others. The humanities are an integral tool in helping Veterans be a truly seen, heard, and valued part of society. We are honored to recognize these Veterans’ for sharing their stories.

On Oct. 5, 2019, the Veterans’ Voices Award Ceremony featured awardees sharing their work at a public gathering at Union Depot in St. Paul.

Learn more about this year’s awardees.

2019 Awardees

Past Awardees


Blake Rondeau

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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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2019 Sponsors