MHPN Preservation Awards
The Michigan Historic Preservation Network is Looking for a Few Good Projects
Have you recently finished restoring a building and want to brag about it? Do you know someone who has gone above and beyond to promote preservation? Is there an institution or group who deserves to be recognized for their preservation efforts? Then consider nominating them for a Michigan Historic Preservation Network Award!
The MHPN Preservation Awards are presented each May during the Annual Conference, with nominations due the February before the conference. By clicking here, you can obtain a copy of the current nomination. If it is after the current year presentation, please use the form as a guide but know that a current form must be used for any submissions.
Nominations are accepted in the following categories:
Awarded to an outstanding building preservation project completed within the past three years. The project may be restoration or rehabilitation, must include exterior rehabilitation work and may also involve interior work.
Preservation Gem Award
Awarded to an outstanding preservation project completed within the last three years that includes restoration or rehabilitation of an element of a building, or of a structure or an object: for example, a front porch, major window rehabilitation, or single interior room, or a commercial facade, theater marquee or similar single commercial building element, or of a structure or object, or other project that does not include a complete building or landscape rehabilitation.
Reserved for an outstanding individual who, through personal effort and/or involvement in historic preservation projects, has made a significant contribution to the preservation of Michigan’s heritage.
Presented to a community; i.e. neighborhood association, business preservation group, historical society, etc., that has engaged in a comprehensive plan for historic preservation related projects.
Presented to agencies, cities and/or institutions who by their actions have accomplished significant positive changes in the historic preservation climate and activity in the State of Michigan.
Cultural Landscape Award
Awarded to an outstanding cultural landscape preservation project completed in the last three years. Cultural landscapes can include a wide range of special places ranging from gardens, parks, heritage areas or corridors, scenic byways and thousand-acre rural landscapes to quaint homesteads and front yards. The nominated project should be a restoration of a prior existing historic landscape or the preservation of a landscape of some historical or cultural significance.
Tax Credit Project Award
Awarded to an outstanding building preservation project completed within the past three years. The project may be restoration or rehabilitation, must include exterior rehabilitation work and may also involve interior work. Must include qualified use of federal and/or state tax credit programs.
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