AWA Houck Awards
The AWA Houck Award for Documentation recognizes quality original research and writing on the history or evolution of electronic communication technology in a published book, several articles in the AWA Review or AWA Journal or other publically available periodical, or long-running web site. Preference will be given to subjects that have not been covered elsewhere. Assembly of a library of significant research resources, with that library being available to outside users, is considered favorably.
The AWA Houck Award for Preservation, named in honor of radio pioneer Harry Houck, recognizes the acquisition, preservation, and documentation of an outstanding collection of electronic communication artifacts by an individual or group. The collection may focus on a specific class of device, a particular time span, a certain country of origin; or may be unlimited in scope. A preference goes to a collector who makes the collection and/or related data base available for research use; likewise, aid given to other collectors / researchers is considered favorably.