All Past Ohioana Award Winners 1942-2011
The Ohioana Library sponsors several different awards to recognize the accomplishments of
talented Ohioans. Use the links below to review the listings of past winners of the awards by category.
Ohioana Career Award / XLS Version. Presented to "a native Ohioan whose meritorious career
has added luster and distinction to the heritage of our state and nation."
Ohioana Pegasus Award /
XLS Version. Presented to an individual for unique or
outstanding cultural contributions.
Ohioana Citations / XLS Version. Awarded in theater, music, art and other fields of the arts and humanities.
Book Awards. Designed to bring state and national attention to Ohio authors and their books.
About Ohio or an Ohioan / XLS Version
Fiction / XLS Version
Juvenile Literature and Young Adult / XLS Version
Nonfiction / XLS Version
Poetry / XLS Version
Miscellaneous Categories / XLS version
James P. Barry Ohioana Award for Editorial Excellence / XLS Version. Presented to an
outstanding Ohio-based magazine or journal that relates to literature, the arts, the
humanities, or other cultural endeavors. The award is named for James P. Barry, former
Ohioana Library Director.
Helen and Laura Krout Memorial Ohioana Poetry Award / XLS Version. Presented to an
outstanding Ohio poet who has produced a significant body of work. The award carries with
it a monetary prize made possible by a bequest.
Alice Louise Wood Memorial Ohioana Children's Literature Award / XLS Version. Presented to
an outstanding Ohio children's author. This award also carries a monetary prize that is supported
by a bequest.
Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant /XLS Version. Presented to encourage Ohio's writers under
thirty years of age who have not yet published a book. This award also carries a monetary
prize made possible by funds from Dr. Marvin's family.
Florence Roberts Head Book Award / XLS Version. Established by the American Association of University Women, Book
Study Group I, in memory of Florence Roberts Head.
Ohioana Miscellaneous and One-Time Awards / XLS Version. Miscellaneous awards presented in