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We look forward to
awarding individuals, organizations, and projects that have made a major or
sustained impact within the field of history and historic preservation in
New Jersey. In addition to leadership awards, this year Preservation New
Jersey will also be presenting Project and Document Awards, and awards in
several new categories.
All awards and their
descriptions are listed below.
The David H. Knights
New Preservation Initiatives Award: Awarded to an organization or individual that has created
new initiatives and new opportunities for preservation, education, and/or
community engagement in New Jersey.
Preservation Commission Award: Awarded to a local historical commission or committee
that has undertaken new initiatives, provided long-term quality work to
their community or successfully overcome recent obstacles.
The Sarah P. Fiske
Legacy & Leadership Award: This is a lifetime achievement award to salute individuals
that have made important and sustained contributions to the understanding
and promotion of historic preservation and history in New Jersey.
The Dr. Doris C.
Carpenter Excellence Award: Awarded to an individual, organization, or project which
contributes to a greater understanding of New Jersey’s diverse populations
Preservationist Award: Awarded to a preservationist under the age of 40 making
important contributions to the preservation field in New Jersey through
their work or service.
The Constance Greiff
Writing Award: Awarded
to an individual, organization or project whose writing has made a major
contribution to the historic preservation field.
Documents Award: Awarded
to preservation document(s) exhibiting exceptional merit in the field of
historic preservation. The following documents are examples of
documents that can be nominated under this category, not an exclusive list.
National Register nomination; Innovative Survey which contributes to
regional or statewide knowledge of historic resources and/or historic
context; Innovative Preservation Planning documents including architectural
design guidelines, master plans, and local ordinances; Publications
contributing to regional or statewide knowledge of historic resources
and/or context; Historic Structure Report or Preservation Plan.
Craftsmanship Award: Awarded to an individual or organization that demonstrates
excellent craftsmanship skills or education in construction related
activities applicable to the process of preservation, rehabilitation,
restoration, or reconstruction.
Projects Award: Awarded
to preservation project(s) exhibiting exceptional merit in the field of
historic preservation. The following projects are examples of types of
projects that can be nominated under this category, not an exclusive list.
The restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse of historic buildings,
structures, sites, cultural landscapes or maritime properties – especially
projects that incorporate sustainability, green design and/or urban
revitalization – through historic preservation.
Selections are based on the following award
criteria: Public impact on the community, region, or state; Quality and/or
creativity of effort; Broadened public awareness of history & historic
preservation; Increased partnerships to support history & historic
preservation; Quality of the submission. Nominees will be evaluated by a
panel of in-state and out-of-state evaluator’s in the preservation field,
using the criteria as a guide.