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
2019 GAAC Awards

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, projects and/or programs that have significantly contributed to the protection and preservation of, and education about, Arizona’s non-renewable archaeological resources.

These awards include the following categories for individuals, teams and organizations that are worthy of recognition: 1) Professional Archaeologist; 2) Avocational Archaeologist; 3) Site Steward; 4) Tribe; 5) Private/Nonprofit Organization; (6) Government Agency; 7) For Profit Corporations; and, 8) Special or Lifetime Achievement.

The following criteria should be met to qualify for a given award category:

1. Professional Archaeologist: for professional archaeologists, who have formal academic training and have been employed within the discipline. The nominee’s current title and professional position must be included. A summary that highlights the nominee’s contributions to public education, volunteer activities and/or the integrity of the profession will aid in the evaluation of the nomination. Nominations may include the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

2. Avocational Archaeologist: for avocational archaeologists, who 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, excavation, etc.), then the professional archaeologist supervising that fieldwork should be listed in the nomination narrative. A summary that highlights the nominee’s contributions to archaeological projects, public education and/or volunteer activities will aid in the evaluation of the nomination.

3. Site Steward: for Site Stewards, who are in good standing and are active members of the Arizona State Parks & Trails’ Arizona Site Steward Program. A summary that highlights the nominee’s contributions to the program and its mission, along with the volunteer hours logged (available from the State Site Steward Coordinator, should be provided in the nomination narrative.

4. Tribe: for those that are employed by, or otherwise affiliated with an Arizona Indian Tribe and are working within the cultural resources arena. Nominees need not be tribal members and may be individuals, tribal units, a tribe, or groups of tribes. A summary that highlights the nominee’s public archaeology contributions for the Tribe(s) should be highlighted in the nomination narrative.

5. Private/Nonprofit Organization: for private entities and recognized nonprofit organizations in good standing with the Arizona Corporation Commission that work towards preserving archaeological and/or historic properties. Special consideration will be given to those that provide, support or fund volunteer efforts, projects, or public education programming to aid in the preservation of Arizona’s cultural heritage and resources.

6. Government Agency: for governmental agencies (municipal, county, state, federal) that provide or support public archaeological based volunteer efforts, funding, projects or public education programming to aid in the preservation of Arizona’s cultural heritage and resources.

7. For-Profit Corporation: for a corporation that demonstrates sensitivity for heritage and cultural preservation that extends beyond legal compliance related to development, utilities, projects, etc. Special consideration will be given to a corporation that provides, support or fund volunteer efforts, projects, or public education programming to aid in the preservation of Arizona’s heritage and cultural resources.

8. Special or Lifetime Achievement: for those individuals who have made laudable onetime contributions to heritage preservation or public education in archaeology, or have made commendable, meritorious contributions over the course of their lifetime and/or career. Nominees in this category need not be professional or avocational archaeologists. Nominations for Lifetime Achievement may include the nominee’s curriculum vitae.

For an Award Nomination, please complete the nomination form below. Multiple nominations will be accepted. If your nomination is selected to receive an award; you will be contacted and given the privilege of notifying the recipient(s) of their award. You will then be asked to obtain and submit a minimum of ten high quality photos to the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission.

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

For more information, please visit the conference website: www.azpreservation.com

INSTRUCTIONS

Please mail completed nomination forms and any supporting materials by March 1, 2019 to:
Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission
c/o Jim Cogswell, State Historic Preservation Office
1100 W. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85007-2935

All submitted materials will become the property of the Arizona State Historic Preservation Office. For more information, contact Jim Cogswell at (602) 542-7142 or via email at jcogswell@azstateparks.gov

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

2019 GAAC Awards Nomination Form
2018 List of Award Recipients

Full-sized photos of recipients are available for download here

Previous Award Recipients

Heritage Preservation Honor Awards – Click Here to visit external site

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