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Statewide Preservation Award recognizes any individual, organization, business or agency involved in historic preservation in Florida

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation (FTHP) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Statewide Preservation Awards Program which recognizes significant contributions to the preservation of Florida's historic resources by awarding outstanding historic preservation projects, programs and achievements by individuals and organizations.

The award's requirements and categories

The award program is open to any individual, organization, business or agency that is involved in historic preservation in Florida. There is no limit on the number of nominations that one applicant can submit. While nominations of individuals may be made without the knowledge of the nominee, and self-nominations will be accepted, in order for properties to be nominated the owner must provide written consent.

The award categories are: Restoration/Rehabilitation, Adaptive Use, Infill Design, Green Buildings, Archaeology, Historic Landscape, Organizational Achievement, Master Craftsman, and Preservation Education/Media.

Additionally, there are two categories that will honor individuals for their work in historic preservation: the Roy E. Graham Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation Education, and the Individual Distinguished Service Award.

How to apply

Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2018, with the award presentations to be made during the Trust’s 40th anniversary Preservation Conference in Jacksonville, on Friday, May 18, 2018. All projects, activities or individual service must have been completed between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017. Previous nominations not selected to receive an award may be revised, expanded and resubmitted.

To access the nomination packet, visit www.FloridaTrust.org and click on the Annual Conference tab.

Scholarships

This year FTHP is offering a limited number of scholarships to cover the nomination fee for individuals and organizations who many not have funds available for the fee without help. Priority will be given to non-profits making nominations and people who have not been previously recognized. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2018.

For more information visit the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s web site at www.FloridaTrust.org, or contact Jenny Wolfe, the city's Historic Preservation Officer and secretary of the FTHP Board of Trustees, by phone at 904.825.1065 or by email at JWolfe@citystaug.com.