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Historic Preservation Awards

The Preservation Virginia Awards committee invites members of communities throughout the Commonwealth to nominate potential recipients for Virginia's annual Preservation Awards. The Preservation Virginia Awards have been given since 1971, honoring Virginians who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preservation.

Awards will be given to homeowners, commercial property owners/developers, architectural firms, local governments, civic organizations, preservation project team members or individuals for efforts that have preserved and protected the architectural and archeological heritage of Virginia. Projects associated with nominations must focus on the rehabilitation of structures at least 50 years old. Projects must be located within the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Click here for more information about this year's awards program. (Note that due to special programming for the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, awards were not granted at the 2015 annual conference; projects completed within the past 2 years are therefore eligible for nomination for the 2016 program). 

Award Categories Include:

Young Preservationist of the Year

Presented to a person or youth group, comprised of members twenty-five years of age or younger, who have made a notable contribution to preservation in Virginia. This award not only recognizes excellence but also the profound need to attract young people into Virginia's preservation movement if it is to continue to thrive.

Outstanding Preservation ProjectThe Gabriella Page Preservation Award

Recognizes an owner, architect, design firm, contractor or developer for a domestic, commercial or public sector project that best exemplifies the use of preservation standards and brings an outstanding building into appropriate contemporary use.

Outstanding Community Preservation: The Katherine Glaize Rockwood Community Preservation Award

Recognizes an individual or activity that has made a significant contribution to an historic area in Virginia. Examples would include an effort to save a critical structure, the formation of a local group, creation of a revolving fund, or exceptional efforts by a historic preservation commission or neighborhood association such as the establishment and maintenance of a communications network like a newsletter or website.

Outstanding Historic Preservation Research Effort: The George W. G. Stoner and John Melville Jennings Research and Education Award

Recognizes any individual or entity that has made a significant contribution to the cause of historic preservation or archaeology in Virginia through research, interpretation, and/or education.

To nominate a person or project, use our online form.