Prizes and Awards

Through the generosity of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University, Phi Alpha Theta is offering a $500 prize for the best book on any aspect of the history of the American West.

The prize is a biennial award.  Books eligible for the award must have been published in either 2023 or 2024.  The prize will be awarded at the 2025 Phi Alpha Theta Biennial Convention.

Submissions must come from the author of the book, who must be a member of Phi Alpha Theta.  In order to be considered for the prize the author must submit a copy of the book to each of the three judges before September 15, 2024.  This will, of course, require the submission of three copies, one to each judge.

The judges are Dr. Michael Allen, 110 W 6th Ave, PMB 116, Ellensburg, WA  98926; Dr. Lisa Emmerich, Professor of History at California State University, Chico (Department of History, CSU, Chico, Chico, CA 95929-0735);  and Dr. Thomas Alexander, Professor Emeritus of History at Brigham Young University (3325 Mohican Lane, Provo, UT 84604), (Committee Chair).