Some of the honors and affiliations awarded to Laura Annawyn Shamas include: 

2019: Winner, National Playwriting Competition for Theater for Young Audiences, University of Central Missouri, Theatre and Dance (for Top Secret Deer Day Care); 
2017: The Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting, from Native Voices at the Autry (for Seeds);
2014: Autry Museum Research Grant for “The Undisciplined Project” on native boarding schools; 
2012: Creative Capacity Fund Grant; 
2011: Creative Capacity Fund Grant;  
2008: Garrard Best Play Award from the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Muskogee, Oklahoma (for 
Talking Leaves); 
2006-2007: Aurand Harris Fellowship from Children's Theater Foundation of America; 

2005: Brett Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, Humanities Division; 
2003-2004: Affiliated Scholar - Center for Feminist Research, University of Southern California; 
Drama-Logue Award for Playwriting; 
Marquee Award for Playwriting; 
Robby Award for Playwriting; 
Artists Commission from the City of Denver;  

Creative Work Award, English Department, University of Colorado; 
Graduate Student Foundation Award, University of Colorado (to research 
Lady-Like in Ireland, Wales and England); 
Rebecca Vaille Knoetges Award for Outstanding Manuscript, University of Colorado; 
Career Enhancement Fellowship, Colorado Foundation on the Arts and Humanities; 
Fringe First Award for Outstanding New Drama, Edinburgh, Scotland; 
Rocky Mountain Women's Institute, University of Denver, Research Fellowship for playwriting;  
Warner Brothers Award, American College Theater Festival; 
David Library Award, A.C.T.F.;
Mary Roberts Rinehart Foundation Grant (to interview Amelia Earhart's sister, Muriel Morrissey)