Barnum History Contest - deadline May 1

Have you ever written a research paper about Humboldt County history? Enter it in the Charles R. Barnum History Awards contest for a chance to win prize money! Up to $2,500 in prize money will be distributed, and up to three awards will be given.

        The Barnum History Awards, which celebrate original research on Humboldt County history, were established in 1952 by a grant from Charles Barnum, a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka who was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory Board from 1946 to his death in 1953.
        Papers, which can have been written at any time during your career as a student at Cal Poly Humboldt, as long as they have not previously been entered in the Barnum contest, will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1. (Send your submission as an attachment to Sources should be cited and a bibliography included, and the paper should be at least 10-12 pages in length (the page length is a guideline, not a limit). Submissions should be formatted according to the Chicago Manual of Style.
        Previous winning research papers are available for reference in the Humboldt Room in the Cal Poly Humboldt Library and on the Library web site here. By submitting your paper to the Barnum History Contest you hereby grant the Cal Poly Humboldt Library permission to make your work available in its online repository.

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