Historic Preservation Awards Program Call for Nominations

Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission 
Historic Preservation Awards Program Call for Nominations

The Montgomery Historic Preservation Commission is proud to offer the Historic Preservation Awards program. The awards ceremony is scheduled for May as a local observance of National Preservation Month. With this special event, the Commission will recognize contributions and activities and celebrate historic preservation efforts and cultural resources that promote Montgomery’s rich history and architectural heritage.

The goals of the Historic Preservation Awards program are:
To encourage excellence in the planning, design, and execution of projects affecting the City’s historic resources and heritage and to raise greater public awareness and understanding of historic preservation efforts and their benefits to the City of Montgomery.

Eligibility
Any individual, organization, agency, or business that has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in historic preservation is eligible to receive a preservation award. Nominations may be submitted by any individuals, organization, agency, or business. Related projects must be located within the City of Montgomery and have been completed in the 2016 calendar year.

Judging
A panel whose members are knowledgeable in local history, architecture, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation will judge and evaluate the nominations. The judges reserve the right to reassign award categories, to determine additional recipients for a given award, to disqualify nominations that are incomplete, and to eliminate inappropriate projects.

The selection process will be based on the following general criteria:

  •  The positive impact on historic resources in Montgomery
  • The overall quality of the work (application of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation)
  • The project’s or individual’s ability to serve as an outstanding example for historic preservation
  • The project’s or individual’s contribution to educating the public on Montgomery’s history and architectural resources

Award Categories

  • Residential Projects
  • Overall restoration
  • Reintroduction of detail (duplicate columns, brackets, doors, shutters,railings, reopen porches)
  • Best historic paint scheme (appropriate to the architectural style)
  • Reclamation of abandoned or poorly maintained property (neighborhood stabilization award)
  • Sensitive new additions to older buildings
  • Commercial/Adaptive Reuse Projects
  • Overall restoration
  • Best reintroduction of storefront
  • Creative repurposing of a building
  • Craftsmanship (recognition of craftspeople doing restoration work on a detailed level)

Other Recognition Categories for Consideration

  • UnderDog—Projects that are huge undertaking because of long neglect and deterioration
  • Landscape/garden restoration
  • Heritage education and outreach programming
  • Robert G. Daniel Award
Nomination Procedure
Each nomination must include:
1. A completed Nomination Form, included with this brochure.
2. A description, between 50-100 words, explaining the project, service, or individual being nomination. This statement should clearly identify the purpose and scope of work, unusual challenges or innovative approaches, sensitive treatment of historic fabric, long-term impact, and any other information that supports the nomination as being exceptional.
3. A minimum of five (but not more than 12) photographs in .jpg digital format on a flash drive or cd rom highlighting the project, organization, or individual. For rehabilitation projects, before and after images are preferred. The items will be retained, so make necessary copies before submitting. All images will become the property of the City of Montgomery for educational purposes only.

Entry Deadline
Nominations must be completed and delivered to Planning Controls at 25 Washington Avenue with all required attachments by April 1st. 

online nomination 

Awards
Awards will be presented at the regularly scheduled May Historic Preservation Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 13th at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Auditorium at City Hall.

For more information on the awards or nomination process, please contact canderson@montgomeryal.gov at 334-625-2041

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