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Holland Prize: Rules & Recommendations

Holland Prize Rules and Recommendations

  • It is anticipated that individuals will perform all of the hand delineation or CAD drawing on their own. However, recognizing that field measuring is generally not accomplished single-handedly, more than one individual may be utilized to produce the drawing.

  • Final submissions must be on standard-sized (24” x 36”) HABS, HAER, or HALS Mylar or archival vellum.

  • If using CAD, an official and unaltered HABS, HAER, or HALS title block must be used, and will be provided upon receipt of the entry form. The lines of the title block may not be altered in any manner. Name and location information should be verified with the Holland Prize Coordinator before being inked or plotted. The HABS, HAER or HALS number should be left blank; this will be assigned in the HDP office upon receipt of the submission.

  • Submissions are to follow the Guidelines of the HABS, HAER or HALS program, depending on the site or structure being recorded.

  • CAD drawings must be plotted using a laser plotter. Inkjet plots are not considered archival, and will not be accepted.

  • The sheet should include those elements that best represent and/or convey what is significant about the site or structure from the standpoint of both history and design. The sheet can encompass numerous elements including, plan(s), elevation(s), section(s), site plan, and details such as typical windows and doors, architectural details and molding profiles, and construction elements in the case of HABS recording. Submission of HAER drawings, in addition to the above, may also include process plan(s) and machinery sections and details. Likewise HALS drawings may include vegetation and circulation plans, and hardscape elements. A very brief, concise statement of significance may appear on the sheet, and is required if there is to be no accompanying written report. (Additional information beyond the concise statement can be provided in a short-format historical report.) Plans and elevations are generally shown in the same scale, but two scales may be used in order to facilitate a more comprehensive inclusion of elements. Likewise, sections may be in a different scale, depending on the amount of detail shown. Original Field notes should be folded to 8 ½ x 11 size, and should not be bound. Each item in the field notes should be labeled in pencil with the HABS, HAER or HALS number.

  • The HABS/HAER/HALS collection is in the public domain, therefore, the delineators, although given credit for their work, do not retain copyright. A copyright release must accompany each submission. Click here for more information about copyright and public domain.

NOTE: The HABS/HAER/HALS staff is available to provide preliminary review of Holland Prize submissions for both drawings and historical reports. Please contact the Holland Prize Coordinator if you wish to submit a draft set for review.