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.
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 Project : The 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 Project : The Katherine Glaize Rockwood Community Preservation Award
Recognizes an activity or project that has made a significant contribution to an historic area in Virginia. Examples would include an effort to save a critical structure, creation of a revolving fund, exceptional efforts by a historic preservation commission or neighborhood association such as the establishment and maintenance of 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.