The Preservation League of New York State’s is still accepting nominations for their annual annual Excellence Awards program, which helps shine a light on the people who are using historic preservation to make all of our lives better — through exemplary restoration projects, indispensable publications, individual action, and organizational distinction.
Nominations are due Friday, June 17th, by 4 pm.
Recipients of the Excellence Award represent the best of what the League stands for and supports in historic preservation. They exemplify best practices in the field and demonstrate how preservation is integral to building stronger neighborhoods, boosting local economies, tackling the affordable housing crisis, mitigating climate change, opening our eyes to overlooked history, and saving the places that are special. The Excellence Awards celebrate those who work so hard to protect that shared heritage.
- Level of statewide significance;
- Impact on underrepresented communities or overlooked history;
- Effective solutions to current preservation issues;
- Degree of difficulty faced, and creativity shown in the solution Level of impact on the community, region, or state;
- Display of collaborative efforts;
- Design sensitivity to the historic character and fabric of the property while utilizing appropriate preservation techniques, such as the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.
The awards jury evaluates each nomination on the following:
Eligibility: Nomination must be based in New York State. Nominations in the Project and Publication categories must be complete as of the submission date and must have been completed no earlier than May 2019.
Winner Recognition: Should your nomination be successful, you are expected to work with League staff during September and October 2022 on efforts that recognize and promote your winning nomination. This may include, but is not limited to, participation in a virtual awards ceremony, blog posts, interviews, additional photography and/or videography, webinars, etc. All nominations must have the full support of the property owner (for Projects) or individuals (for Organizations, Publications, and Individuals). If selected, they must be willing to coordinate with the League on reasonable site access and interviews for promotional purposes. Winners will be expected to keep their winning nomination embargoed until the announcement date.
For more information or to submit a nomination, click here.
Photo of completed Lake St Building exterior courtesy Molly Cagwin.