JD Prater

John D. Prater Award for Masonic Research

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John D. Prater Award Program
In 2009 Most Worshipful Brother Loyd E. Davis created an annual award to recognize Masonic researchers working on and publishing any aspect of the Craft in the state or territory of Utah.

The award was first developed as a certificate, and later modified by Most Worshipful Brother Robert Chapman during 2011 as a plaque. The award is named in honor of John D. Prater, a scientist / inventor, who worked for Kennecott Copper Corporation and was a member of Kaibab Lodge No. 25. A recipient of the Hiram Award in 1997. He worked on a number of historical research projects for the Grand Lodge of Utah.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. A member in good standing of any Lodge in this jurisdiction or of any Lodge of a jurisdiction recognized by the Grand Lodge of Utah.
  2. Publish a book, research paper, educational feature or short talk on any subject related to Freemasonry.
  3. The project must be well written, contain original material, relevant footnotes, endnotes or references.
  4. It is hoped that the author will allow for the project to be published through the Grand Lodge of Utah, or the Utah Masonic research Society. Though this is not a requirement for consideration.
  5. Project should be submitted to the current Grand Historian for consideration.

John D. Prater Award Recipients

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