Annual New Jersey
Historic Preservation Awards
Since 2018, Preservation New Jersey is pleased to solicit public nominations for state-wide recognition of awards for excellence in preservation and stewardship of New Jersey's cultural and historic resources. We look forward to awarding individuals, organizations, and projects that have made a major or sustained impact within the field of history and historic preservation.
2023 Historic Preservation Awards Event
Masker's Barn, Union County Parks
November 30, 2023
6:00pm - 9:00pm
The David H. Knights New Preservation Initiatives Award
Awarded to an organization or individual that has created new initiatives and new opportunities for preservation, education, and/or community engagement in New Jersey.
Historic Preservation Commission Award
Awarded to a local historical commission or committee that has undertaken new initiatives, provided long-term quality work to their community or successfully overcome recent obstacles.
The Sarah P. Fiske Legacy & Leadership Award
This is a lifetime achievement award to salute individuals that have made important and sustained contributions to the understanding and promotion of historic preservation and history in New Jersey.
The Dr. Doris C. Carpenter Excellence Award
Awarded to an individual, organization, or project which contributes to a greater understanding of New Jersey’s diverse populations through history.
Young Preservationist Award
Awarded to a preservationist under the age of 40 making important contributions to the preservation field in New Jersey through their work or service.
The Constance Greiff Writing Award
Awarded to an individual, organization or project whose writing has made a major contribution to the historic preservation field.
Preservation Craftsmanship Award
Awarded to an individual or organization that demonstrates excellent craftsmanship skills or education in construction related activities applicable to the process of preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, or reconstruction.
Preservation Documents Award
Awarded to preservation document(s) exhibiting exceptional merit in the field of historic preservation. The following documents are examples of documents that can be nominated under this category: NR forms, innovative surveys or plans which contributes to regional or statewide knowledge of historic resources and/or context; architectural design guidelines, local ordinances, or publications.
Preservation Project Award
Awarded to preservation project(s) exhibiting exceptional merit in the field of historic preservation. The following projects are examples of types of projects that can be nominated under this category, not an exclusive list. The restoration, rehabilitation or adaptive reuse of historic buildings, structures, sites, cultural landscapes or maritime properties – especially projects that incorporate sustainability, green design and/or urban revitalization – through historic preservation.
2023 Award Nominations
Selections are based on the following award criteria:
Public impact on the community, region, or state;
Quality and/or creativity of effort;
Broadened public awareness of history & historic preservation;
Increased partnerships to support history & historic preservation; and
Quality of the submission.
Nominees will be evaluated by a panel of in-state and out-of-state evaluator’s in the preservation field, using the above criteria as a guide.