2019 Awards in Historic Preservation

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, June 13th, 2019
Elks Theater, 117 E Gurley St Prescott, Arizona

The Preservation Awards Ceremony is the signature event of the 17th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference. In 2007 the Governor’s Awards in Public Archaeology were combined with the annual presentation of the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards to become the primary forum for recognition of excellence in historic and cultural preservation efforts in Arizona.

Heritage Preservation Awards
2019 heritage award

The Arizona Preservation Foundation and the State Historic Preservation Office/Arizona State Parks invite your nominations for the annual Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards. Each year awards are given to individuals, businesses, organizations, and/or projects in recognition of outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona’s prehistoric and historic resources.

The mission of the Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards is to:

    • Promote public awareness of historic preservation in the state of Arizona;
    • Publicly recognize the varied contributions by volunteers, professionals, organizations, and agencies to promote the goals of historic preservation;
    • Identify and recognize educational, community, non-profit, and private-sector heritage projects that demonstrate excellence in design and execution.

While there are no specific categories, nominations can address any aspect of heritage preservation achievement including: restoration, rehabilitation, stabilization, or preservation efforts by individuals, businesses, organizations, or communities that have had a positive effect on our historic or cultural resources; contribution to increasing awareness of preservation through activities or educational programs; or outstanding achievement towards preservation of historic or archaeological resources.  Successful nominations will be completed projects or undertakings that have resulted in clear, demonstrable benefit to the public or subject resource.

Selection of Honor Awards and Grand Award

A panel of judges representing the fields of archaeology, architecture, history, and preservation will review the nominations.  Honor Award winners will be chosen and announced before the conference; the James W. Garrison Heritage Award winner will be chosen from among the winners and announced at the end of the ceremony.

Additional documentation may be requested from nominees of those winners, including professional biographical information, an expanded description of the project, a list of project participants, and additional photos and/or slides.

Submission Requirements

Nominations must include the following:

    • A copy of the complete nomination, including: nomination form (see page 3) all supporting materials, including photos on a CD, DVD or Flash Drive.
    • A minimum of one page narrative statement supporting why such recognition should be given. This narrative should briefly identify the scope of the nominee’s (individual/organization/project) achievement in the field of historic preservation. It should also provide clear support for the exceptional quality of the nominee’s preservation efforts (in terms of community and/or economic development, scientific and/or historic research, innovation in preservation and/or planning). The impact of the nominee’s work should further be discussed in terms of its long-term impact on the preservation of Arizona’s heritage.
    • Digital photographs, especially “before” and “after” shots of projects, must be included to aid in judging the nomination and recognize the award recipients in the awards presentation, press materials, and website. Adequate supportive information, such as additional narrative, may also be included to convey the importance of the accomplishment to be nominated. A minimum of ten photos is suggested.

Format of supportive materials

Submissions must include a CD, DVD or Flash Drive of photos for multimedia use, as well as a printed copy of the photos.

High-quality digital submissions of visual materials are required, and will be used in visual presentations of the award winners at the awards ceremony. Submit digital images on a CD, DVD or Flash Drive in TIFF, JPEG or PNG format. Include a reference page with file names and descriptions for photos.

The printed/photocopied photos should be on 8.5” x 11” paper.  Black & white photographs are acceptable, however color may be needed to convey important information.  Maps, graphs or drawings that convey the project and its location are encouraged.

All submitted materials will become the property of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and will not be returned.

How to submit

Completed nominations and support material must be received by mail or hand delivered by close of business Friday, March 1st, 2019, to:
Eric Vondy, State Historic Preservation Office
1100 W. Washington St.
Phoenix AZ 85007-2935.

If you have questions, contact Eric Vondy at 602-542-6998 or evondy@azstateparks.gov

2019 HP Awards Nomination Form
JAMES W. GARRISON HERITAGE AWARD WINNER

The James W. Garrison Heritage Award Winner is selected from the 2019 Honor awardees, and will be announced at the close of the ceremony.

A panel of judges representing the fields of archaeology, architecture, history, and preservation will review the nominations. Honor Award winners will be chosen and announced before the conference; the James W. Garrison Heritage Award winner will be chosen from among the winners and announced at the end of the ceremony.

Additional documentation may be requested from nominees of those winners, including professional biographical information, an expanded description of the project, a list of project participants, and additional photos and/or slides.

Awards in Public Archaeology
Governor's Archaeology Advisory Commission

2019 AWARDS IN PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY

The Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission (Commission) is sponsoring its 32nd annual “Awards in Public Archaeology.”  The Commission is a statutory board that advises the State Historic Preservation Officer on issues of relevance to Arizona archaeology. The awards are presented to individuals, organizations, and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona’s non-renewable archaeological resources.

These awards can include the following categories of individuals or organizations that are worthy of recognition for their public service/education endeavors:  1) professional archaeologists, 2) avocational archaeologists, 3) Site Stewards, 4) Tribes, 5) private, non-profit entities, 6) government agencies, 7) private or industrial development entities, and 8) an individual for special or lifetime achievement.

The following criteria must be met in order for a nominee to qualify for a given award category:

1. Professional Archaeologist: Professional archaeologists have formal academic training and have been employed within the discipline.  A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae that indicates the highest academic degree completed and lists professional positions held must be included.  Nominees for this category will not be considered without a vitae.  Inclusion of the number of hours that the individual has spent on public education and/or volunteer activities will aid in the evaluation of the nomination.

2. Avocational Archaeologist: Avocational archaeologists may have formal training in the discipline but are not working as a professional archaeologist. If a nominee is being recommended for contributions involving fieldwork (i.e., survey and/or excavation), then the professional archaeologist supervising that fieldwork must be indicated in the nomination materials. Any nomination that indicates archaeological fieldwork without documenting professional oversight will not be considered.  Inclusion of the number of hours that the individual spent on public education and/or volunteer activities will aid in the evaluation of the nomination.

3. Site Steward: Site Stewards are members of the Arizona Site Steward Program, volunteers trained and managed by Arizona State Parks & Trails. The number of volunteer hours that a Site Steward has turned in to the Program Coordinator must be provided in the nomination. To be considered in this category, a nominee must currently be a volunteer in good standing.

4. Private, non-profit: This category is designed to recognize private, non-profit entities that preserve archaeological and/or historical properties; these entities can also provide, support, or fund volunteer efforts or public education programming that aids in the preservation of the Arizona’s heritage resources

5. Government Agency: Nominees for this category can only include public or government (municipal, county, state, federal) entities that provide or support volunteer efforts, funding, or public education programming that aids in the preservation of the Arizona’s heritage resources.

6. Tribe: Nominees for this category must be employed by, or otherwise affiliated with, an Arizona Indian Tribe and be working within the cultural resources arena.  Nominees need not be tribal members.

7. Private or Industrial Development: Nominees in this category demonstrate sensitivity for heritage preservation that extends beyond legal compliance and can include developers, utilities, project proponents, etc.

8. Special or Lifetime Achievement: This category is intended to recognize particularly laudable one-time contributions to heritage preservation or exemplary contributions over the course of a career or lifetime.  Nominees in this category need not be professional or avocational archaeologists.

If you know of an individual or organization that deserves special recognition for their efforts in Arizona archaeology, please complete the attached nomination form. If your nomination is accepted to receive an award, we will notify via the contact information on the form.  You will then be given the privilege of notifying the recipient of their award.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Fill out the attached nomination form with a statement supporting why such recognition should be given. This narrative should briefly identify the scope of the nominee’s achievement in the field of archaeology. It should also provide clear support for the exceptional quality of the nominee’s preservation efforts as well as explaining their impact on the preservation of Arizona’s heritage.

2. It is helpful, but not required, if digital photos are included to aid in judging the nomination; however, if chosen, photos will be necessary to help recognize the recipients at the awards presentation, in press materials, on websites, and/or other electronic media. Please submit digital images on a CD-ROM, DVD-R or flash drive in TIFF,  JPEG or PNG format as separate photos; please DO NOT insert photos into a document such as Word, PDF or Powerpoint.   A minimum of ten photos is recommended.

All submitted materials will become the property of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office and will not be returned.

Please mail completed nomination form and any supporting materials to:
Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission
c/o Jim Cogswell
State Historic Preservation Office
1100 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ  85007-2935

For more information contact Jim at jcogswell@azstateparks.gov or 602-542-7142

NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY, MARCH 1st, 2019

The awards will be presented at an evening reception on Thursday, June 13th
in conjunction with the 2019 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference
at the Hassayampa Inn, 122 East Gurley Street, followed by the awards ceremony
at the Elk’s Theater, 117 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona.

2019 GAAC Awards Nomination Form
2018 List of Award Recipients

Full-sized photos of recipients are available for download here

Previous Winners

Heritage Preservation Honor Awards – Click Here to visit external site

GAAC Awards in Public Archaeology – Click Here to visit external site