Individual Junior and Senior level participants are eligible for the Ruthe Winegarten Award in either of two categories: Individual Historical Papers or Individual Documentaries. In either case, the entire submission must be dedicated to the history of a Texas woman or to an event or movement related to women in Texas history.
Awards are $100 plus a Ruthe Winegarten publication for each winner.
Students must apply for the Ruthe Winegarten Award prior to Texas History Day and provide justification with their application. The Texas State Historical Association will send entries to special award judges in advance of the event. Judges will evaluate the entries as they stand without separate interviews. The Ruthe Winegarten Foundation reserves the right to decline to give the award if none of the entries meets Foundation standards.