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Esto Perpetua Nominations

How Do You Make a Nomination?

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Nominations for 2018 have closed.


About the Award-- “Let it Be Perpetual”

Named after Idaho's state motto, the "Esto Perpetua" award acknowledges and thanks people and organizations who make a difference in preserving and promoting Idaho history.  Awardees have demonstrated their commitment to inspire further action and understanding of preservation and history through professional accomplishment, public service, volunteerism, and philanthropy.  Since the award was created in 1999, over 100 individuals and organizations from throughout the state have been honored.

Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Individual
  • Organization
  • Academic/Professional


Nominate an Individual or Organization Today!

Nominations can be made by filling out the nomination form and mailing it to the Idaho State Historical Society. Nominations will be accepted beginning January 2018 and closes March 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Please mail nomination to:

Idaho State Historical Society
"Esto Perpetua"
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712
or email to

Deadline for submission is March 23, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

Please call (208) 334-2682 if you have any questions.