National Preservation Awards

2016 Awards Slide

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. These efforts include citizen attempts to save and maintain important landmarks; companies and craftsmen whose work restores the richness of the past; the vision of public officials who support preservation projects and legislation in their communities; and educators and journalists who help Americans understand the value of preservation.

The nomination period for the 2016 National Preservation Awards is now closed. Learn more about the 2016 National Preservation Awards.

The 2015 National Preservation Awards were presented during PastForward 2015, the national preservation conference, which took place in Washington, D.C.,  November 3-6, 2015. Learn more about our recent National Preservation Award recipients:

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