Missouri Memories Award
This award is given to the Missouri author best able to capture the essence of Missouri people, cultures, landscapes, religion, history, and foodways, for passing on to future generations living their lives away from the Earth, and therefore also away from Missouri.
Final Frontier Award
The highly coveted MLA Final Frontier Award is dedicated to that Missouri library employee who exemplifies in-depth knowledge of science fiction. Applicants should be able to demonstrate:
- in-depth understanding of multiple subgenres of science fiction writing and its applicability to current issues facing humanity
- a credible vocal imitation of at least three characters from Star Wars, Star Trek, and/or Battlestar Galactica (please attach video or sound file)
- a thorough cultural understanding of the Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017
Even in 2118, MLA also continues to offer several more familiar awards.