The IAS Public Service Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards.
- The Illinois Archaeology Public Service Award
This award recognizes important contributions to Illinois archaeology by public figures, private citizens, organizations and programs for their outstanding efforts to promote, protect and preserve cultural resources.
- Charles J. Bareis Distinguished Service Award
This award honors those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to Illinois archaeology and/or the Illinois Archaeological Survey.
- The Leonard W. Blake Distinguished Amateur Award
The Blake award is named in honor of its first recipient. It recognizes avocational archaeologists who have made significant contributions to Illinois archaeology and who have supported the goals and methodologies of professional archaeology.
- The Illinois Archaeology Career Achievement Award
This award honors professional archaeologists for outstanding career accomplishments and contributions to our understanding of Illinois prehistory and history.
- The IAS Memorial Service Award
This award honors the achievements of Illinois archaeologists whose careers have been cut short by fatal illness or accident.
A list of past recipients is available on the IAS Website: https://ilarchsurv.org/awards
Please send nominations (or questions) to Jamie Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for nominations is July 22nd. Awards will be presented at our Annual Meeting in September.