HistoriCity Essay Award

Celebrating Excellence in historical research in southern Alberta

$1,500 in prizes

Call for submissions:

  • The competition is open to ALL U of L students in good academic standing at the competition closing date. One entry per student.
  • Submissions must focus on the history of Lethbridge and/or southern Alberta
  • Submitted essays must be part of an independent study or third or fourth year coursework completed at the University of Lethbridge.
  • Students can submit a copy of their essay to Jenny Oseen oseejs@uleth.ca.


  • First prize of $1000
  • Second prize of $500

Entries Due: May 1, 2024

Leading up to the University of Lethbridge's 50th anniversary in 2017, U of L alumnus Terry Whitehead (BA '94) established the HistoriCity Essay Award to encourage excellence in historical research on the City of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge.

To learn more, contact Amy Shaw.