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Announcing the 2023 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition

  • 1.  Announcing the 2023 Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition

    Posted 11-23-2022 01:09 PM
    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 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 Library of Congress will announce the winning drawing, and the winner will receive a $1️,5️0️0️ cash prize and a certificate of recognition. Merit awards may also be given.

    There is NO COST to enter the competition.

    1 August: Entry forms due
    1 September: Final date that HABS/HAER/HALS staff will review draft drawings and historical reports
    1 August to 1 October: Completed entries accepted (postmark date)
    October: Jury meets
    Winter: Prize winners announced by the Library of Congress

    For information on how to participate, rules and recommendations, submission guidelines, judging and rating scale and the previous winning drawings of the competition, visit

    IMAGE ALT TEXT: The 2023 Leicester B. Holland Prize advertising poster displays information on the competition and has a black and white photograph of Leicester Holland dressed in a suit and wearing glasses as he stands at a drafting table.

    Robert Arzola
    HABS, National Park Service
    Washington DC
    23.03.15 CxD - Public Trust