The Williams Prize, offered annually by The Historic New Orleans Collection and the Louisiana Historical Association since 1974, recognizes excellence in research and writing on Louisiana. The prize, which includes a cash award of $1,500 and a plaque, is awarded each March at the LHA’s annual meeting

The 2015 Winner
The Historic New Orleans Collection (THNOC) and the Louisiana Historical Association (LHA) are proud to announce Eberhard L. Faber's Building the Land of Dreams: New Orleans and the Transformation of Early America (Princeton University Press, 2015) as the winner of the 2015 Kemper and Leila Williams Prize in Louisiana History.

Nominations
The Williams Prize Committee invites nominations of works published in the 2016 calendar year exploring any aspect of Louisiana history and culture, or placing Louisiana subjects in a regional, national, or international context.

• Submit four (4) copies of the nominated work AND four (4) copies of the nomination form (see link at left) to Chair, Williams Prize Committee, THNOC, 533 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130-2179.
•The final deadline for all 2016 Williams Prize submissions is JANUARY 15, 2017. The Committee encourages authors and presses to submit works throughout the year as they are published. Authors should contact their publishers to insure timely submission. Late submissions will not be considered.