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Grand Jury Award Nomination Special Recognition Award Nomination

DEADLINE is February 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Each year the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia presents the Preservation Achievement Awards to a select group of individuals, organizations and businesses for projects from throughout the region which exemplify outstanding achievement in the field of historic preservation.

The awards honor projects involving the preservation or protection of historic resources including the restoration, rehabilitation and/or adaptive reuse of historic properties; sympathetic new additions to historic buildings; or education, documentation and advocacy work on behalf of preservation of our heritage.

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WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?

Grand Jury Awards celebrate the highest level of achievement in historic preservation for:

  • Preserving/protecting historic resources in the built environment
  • Historic building restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive re-use
  • Sympathetic new construction or additions associated with historic properties
  • Education or advocacy efforts related to historic preservation
  • Documentation of significant historic resources in the built environment

Winners are selected by a jury of preservation professionals.

Special Recognition Awards are presented to individuals and organizations whose extraordinary accomplishments in preservation contribute to the region’s unique character and sense of place. The Preservation Alliance Board of Directors determines the winners. The Awards are:

  • James Biddle Award for Lifetime Achievement
  • Public Service Award for Preservation in the Public Interest
  • Board of Directors Award for Contribution to Historic Preservation
  • Rhoda and Permar Richards Award for Service to the Preservation Alliance
  • John Andrew Gallery Community Action Award for Achievement by Community Organizations
  • Preservation Education Awards
  • Special Anniversary Award

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?

  • A complete nomination form must be submitted using the online system.
  • Projects and activities must have been completed within the past three years of submission deadline.
  • Projects are to be located within the following counties:

PA:      Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia

NJ:       Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer

DE:      New Castle

  • Nominations are evaluated based on the following criteria:

The quality and degree of difficulty of the work or the outcome(s) of the activity.

The need and/or goals that were met or exceeded.

How the undertaking increased awareness of historic preservation.

Impact on neighborhood revitalization, including economic impact.

Benefit realized by the community and visitors, including children and adults as well.

  • Nominations that were submitted previously, but not selected to receive an award may be updated and resubmitted as long as they had been completed within the three-year requirement.
  • Award recipients must be present at the award ceremony to receive the recognition.

NOMINATION PROCEDURES & KEY DATES:

Nominations must conform to procedures outlines to be considered.  A link to the application is found at the bottom of this page.  Please read all guidelines and eligibility information before starting your application.

Award recipients will be notified no later than March 6, 2017. The Grand Jury Awards will be presented at the annual awards event to be held on June 7, 2017 at Vie (600 N. Broad) at 5:00 pm. Recipients are required to be present at the ceremony.

Read more about the 2016 award winners and consult the program books for more past award winners.

APPLICATION FEE:

There is no application fee for Special Recognition Award nominations.

There is a $60 application fee for Grand Jury Award nominations. Please note: there is a <$2.00 fee charged by WePay, the program used to collect the online payment.

QUESTIONS? 

Contact Annie Bennett, Administration and Program Manager, at 215-546-1146 x4 or annie@preservationalliance.com.