National Preservation Awards

The 2015 National Preservation Awards Nomination Forms are now available.

Trustees' Award for Organizational Excellence

The Trustees' Award for Organizational Excellence recognizes a nonprofit organization, large or small, that has demonstrated sustained and superlative achievement in historic preservation.  For information on how to nominate an organization for this award, please click here. Nominations are due Friday, April 24, 2015.

National Trust/HUD Secretary's Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation

Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation partners with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to recognize organizations and agencies for their success in advancing the goals of historic preservation while providing affordable housing and/or expanded economic opportunities, particularly for low- and moderate-income families and individuals. To review the guidelines, eligibility requirements and learn how to apply, click here. Nominations are due Friday, May 1, 2015.

American Express Aspire Award and Peter H. Brink Award

Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in historic preservation.  The American Express Aspire Award recognizes an emerging leader in the preservation field who has made significant achievements in preservation, and to highlight the promise and potential of the preservation field through its talented emerging leaders. The Peter H. Brink Award for Individual Achievement recognizes an individual who has made extraordinary contributions toward saving a historic place in the past year. The award is made based on significant personal intervention, advocacy, or development efforts. To review the guidelines, eligibility requirements and learn how to apply, click here. Nominations are due Friday, May 1, 2015.

Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award and Driehaus Preservation Awards

The National Preservation Awards honor the very best in preservation. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a select number of major awards. The Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding lifetime achievement in the preservation field.  The Driehaus Preservations Awards recognize and celebrate the country’s best preservation projects—projects that highlight cutting-edge preservation approaches or technologies. These exclusive awards, given at the National Preservation Conference, serve to educate and inspire and raise the visibility of the preservation movement. The nomination deadline for these awards has passed.  Finalists will be notivied via email on April 15, 2015.  For more information on these awards, click here.

Information regarding other award categories will be posted here when available.

2014 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards

To see the list of the 2014 Richard H. Driehaus National Preservation Awards recipients and learn more about them, please click here

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Questions? Email Brendan McCormick at awards@savingplaces.org or call 202-588-6315.