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Announcing the 2022 Holland Prize Competition

  • 1.  Announcing the 2022 Holland Prize Competition

    Posted 01-04-2022 12:44 PM
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    Announcing the 2022 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition
    The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) standards for inclusion in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at The Library of Congress. The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952), FAIA, chairman of the The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on Historic Buildings, head of the Fine Arts Division of The Library of Congress, first curator of the HABS collection, co-founder of the HABS program in the 1930s, and the first chair of the HABS Advisory Board.

    The winner will receive a $1,500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition. The Library of Congress will announce the winning drawing. Merit awards may also be given.
    There is NO COST to enter the competition.
    1 September: Submit entry form by email
    15 September: Final date that HDP staff will review draft drawings and historical reports
    1 October: Postmark deadline for submission of completed entries
    Early Autumn: Jury convenes
    Late Autumn: Prize winners announced
    Learn More
    For information on how to participate, rules and recommendations, submission guidelines, judging and rating scale, and to see the previous winning drawings of the competition, visit https://www.nps.gov/hdp/competitions/holland.htm

    Robert Arzola
    HABS, National Park Service
    Washington DC
    2023 RUDC Symposium