HSF accepting noms for Preservation Awards

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Historic Savannah Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 HSF Preservation Awards, "which recognize individuals and organizations demonstrating excellence in historic preservation," the Foundation says.

The deadline for HSF Preservation Award nominations is Friday, February 14. All entries must be postmarked by this date. Award winners will be announced at the HSF Preservation Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, April 30.

“Each year, the HSF Preservation Awards offer the opportunity to recognize outstanding achievements in preservation in our community,” said Daniel Carey, president and CEO of Historic Savannah Foundation. “The winners serve as role models for excellence in preservation.”

Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Awards recognize "projects or individual achievements falling within the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, new construction, stewardship, craftsmanship and archaeology." Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members. Self-nominations are acceptable.

HSF Preservation Awards "will be judged for the success they have achieved in the preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and interpretation of architectural and cultural heritage." The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee’s project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community.

A jury of local professionals is invited each year to review the nominations and to select the winners for the HSF Preservation Awards.

The nomination form and full details on eligibility, submission criteria and key dates can be accessed online at http://www.myhsf.org/advocacy-education/awards/ .

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