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Peterson Prize: How to Participate

Eligibility

2014 Peterson Prize Poster
Teams or individual students of architecture (or related fields) with faculty sponsorship are eligible to compete in the

Students resourceful enough and fortunate enough to have financial support from a State Historic Preservation Office, foundation, local historical society, or other similar source are eligible to compete; however, there are limitations on professionalism. First, measured drawings produced as mitigation for a project, which involves Federal government funds, and which will have an adverse impact on an historic structure, are not eligible. Second, students must be enrolled in a degree program when working on their Peterson Prize entry. Third, measured drawings produced by employees of the National Park Service, or as part of a National Park Service contract, are not eligible.

Project

The building or structure selected for documentation must be appropriate for inclusion in the HABS Collection. While HDP is pleased to accept the donation of the documentation of engineering and industrial sites for the HAER Collection, and the donation of landscape documentation for the HALS Collection, such projects are not eligible for the Peterson Prize. In addition, drawings must be of a building that has not been previously recorded by HABS through measured drawings, or an addendum to an existing set of HABS drawings that makes a new and substantial contribution to the understanding of the building. Applicants should contact the Peterson Prize Coordinator with any questions.

Drawing Regulations

Measured drawings submitted by participants must conform to the HABS Guidelines and Standards. Participants should also adhere to the Peterson Prize Rules and Recommendations. Participants are encouraged to consult the HABS/HAER/HALS on-line collection at the Library of Congress for examples of HABS measured drawings.

Entry Instructions

The faculty sponsor must submit the Peterson Prize Entry Form (PDF) by the required deadline. The entry form must be received at least two weeks prior to the receipt of the completed drawings. Upon receipt of the entry form, project teams will be provided with the requested number of blank sheets of HABS mylar for hand-drawn projects, or the AutoCAD title block for CAD projects. There

Schedule

1 June 2015: Postmark deadline for submission of entry forms

30 June 2015: Postmark deadline for submission of completed entries

August 2015: Peterson Prize Jury

Fall 2015: Peterson Prize awards ceremony

Information regarding the 2016 competition will be posted in the Fall 2015

For Further Information Contact:

Peterson Prize Coordinator
Historic American Buildings Survey
National Park Service
1201 Eye Street, NW (2270)
Washington, DC 20005

telephone: (202) 354-2166
fax: (202) 371-6473