Since 1961, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum has awarded the year’s best of the West in Western literature, music, film, and television programming. Honorees are celebrated at a black-tie event, April 19-20, 2013, in Oklahoma City at the museum. Tickets to the event can be purchased here.

The categories and 2013 winners:

Film and Television

Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture

Django Unchained

Outstanding Documentary

The Dust Bowl

Outstanding Television Feature Film

Shadow on the Mesa

Outstanding Fictional Drama


Outstanding Television—Docudrama

Hatfields & McCoys


Outstanding Juvenile Book

Sandra Dallas The Quilt Walk by Sleeping Bear Press

Outstanding Western Novel

D.B. Jackson Unbroke Horses by Goldminds Publishing

Outstanding Nonfiction Book

Robert M. Utley Geronimo by Yale University Press

Outstanding Art Book

Adam Duncan Harris Bob Kuhn: Drawing on Instinct by University at Oklahoma Press

Outstanding Photography Book

Rich Clarkson & James C. McNutt National Geographic Greatest Photographs of the American West by National Geographic Books

Outstanding Magazine Article

Jim Logan The Other Trail Published in Oklahoma Today

Outstanding Poetry Book

John Dofflemyer Proclaiming Space by Dry Crik Press


Outstanding Original Composition

The Gillette Brothers Trade Off

Outstanding Traditional Western Music Album

Bill Barwick The Usual Suspects

New Horizons

Miss Devon & the Outlaw Where in the Dickens RU?

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