Center for History and Culture Annual Book Prize Winners


The Center for History and Culture is pleased to announce an annual Book Award for the best book related to the history, culture, or creative activities of Southeast Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast.  The purpose of the prize is to promote scholarship, knowledge, and writing about the region.  Books must have been published and copyrighted in 2017 or 2018 to be eligible.  We do not accept self-published books.  The winning author will receive $1,000, which will be awarded in April 2019.  Judges may withhold or divide the award at their discretion.

Authors and/or publishers should submit three copies of their book by February 15, 2019 to:

Dr. Mary Scheer, Director
Center for History and Culture
PO Box 10048
Lamar University
Beaumont, Tx 77710


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Previous Winners

2018 Book Prize Winners

History Category


Ellen Riesntra and Jo Ann Stiles
The Long Shadow: The Lutcher-Stark Lumber Dynasty

Creative Category

Single in Southeast Texas

Gretchen Johnson
Single in Southeast Texas