History Prize to take place in 2017 from St. Joseph to Frankfort
June 9-19, 2017
Ludington was originally chosen to be the venue for History Prize, but in February 2015, the Ludington History Prize Board of Directors decided to withdraw from hosting History Prize, citing the enormous cost to bringing the event to town and some concern over the ownership of the name. It will now take place in various communities along the lakeshore, from St. Joseph up to Frankfort.
History Prize is relatively new, and similar to Art Prize in Grand Rapids. It will span 11 days in June 2017 and cover history, culture and heritage. People from all over the country will conduct re-enactments and bring historical exhibits--all to compete for $150,000 in prize money.
Participants will be judged in three categories:
Prize amounts to be awarded:
3rd Prize-$ 5,000
Ludington truly embraces its history, including its maritime heritage, the the S.S. Badger Carferry, and Historic White Pine Village.
Rules will be posted by or before October 30, 2016. If you would like to help organize History Prize or want to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.