One of the highlights of the Community College Humanities Association is its annual literary magazine competition, which highlights student work from all over the nation. The competition reinforces the mission of CCHA to help shape and strengthen students with their personal and professional growth in the Humanities. Awards for first through third place plus honorable mention are given each year in addition to an overall national award winner. More information on the competition, including past winners, can be found here.
*Please note that individual entries submitted for awards (poems, short stories, photography etc.) must be student entries.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, CCHA did not have a 2020 competition.
David A. Berry National Distinguished Humanities Educator Award:
Our most prestigious award, the David A. Berry National Distinguished Humanities Educator Award is bestowed biennially at the national conferences (in odd years) to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond in service to the humanities as an educator in the nation’s community colleges and in their ongoing commitment to CCHA and its mission. If you would like to nominate someone, please contact us as we are always looking for deserving winners, and we always like to take your recommendations into consideration.
Our most celebrated award, the Regional Distinguished Humanities Educator Award is bestowed biennially at the divisional conferences (in even years) to recognize those who have served the humanities as educators in the nation’s community colleges. If you would like to nominate someone, please contact your divisional leadership as we are always looking for deserving winners, and we always like to take your recommendations into consideration. You can find your divisional leadership by selecting your division here. Additionally, past bios of recipients can be viewed here.