Utah Heritage Foundation is seeking nominations for its annual Heritage Awards honoring excellence in historic preservation throughout Utah. The purpose of the Heritage Awards is to recognize those projects, organizations, agencies, and individuals that exemplify the highest standards within the preservation movement. Utah Heritage Foundation distributes and accepts nominations from December through January for projects completed in the previous year (2012 awards honor projects completed in 2011).
This award was established in 1994 in honor of former First Lady Lucybeth Rampton. Mrs. Rampton was a founding member of UHF and lifelong advocate of the preservation of Utah's architectural heritage. The Lucybeth Rampton Award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to historic preservation and whose vision and activities have significantly impacted the preservation movement in Utah. Please note: Only one Lucybeth Rampton Award will be presented per year.
Includes projects that have successfully adapted an historic building for a new use. Residential, commercial, civic, and religious projects are considered. Projects must be completed with the past five years and tenants must be in place in order to be eligible.
Includes historic buildings or sites that have been stabilized, renovated, or restored. Residential, commercial, civic, and religious projects are considered. Projects must be complete in order to be eligible.
Includes projects that take into account the existing historic structure(s) and create new, usable space that is complimentary to the existing historic structure. Residential, commercial, civic, and religious projects are considered. Projects must be completed with the past five years in order to be eligible.
Includes property owners who exemplify the value of stewardship by preserving the historic character of a historic building or site over time through regular and appropriate maintenance. Residential, commercial, civic, and religious properties are considered.
Includes organizations involved in furthering the historic preservation movement in Utah. Organizations may be recognized for a variety of activities undertaken within the past five years, such as: educational programs, events to raise public awareness of preservation, advocacy, publications, planning, and the protection of historic buildings and sites from destruction.
Includes professional firms and governmental agencies whose work has furthered the preservation movement in Utah. Firms and agencies may be recognized for a variety of projects undertaken within the past five years, such as: advocacy, infill design in historic districts, and renovation, restoration, and adaptive use designs.
Includes individuals who have made a significant contribution to historic preservation in Utah in the past five years. Individuals may represent a variety of disciplines and may be volunteers, grassroots activists, craftsmen, or paid professionals.
Studies of preservation practices are not eligible unless they are nominated in conjunction with a completed project and will be acknowledged at that time.
Nominations for the 2012 Heritage Awards must include a nomination form and appropriate supporting materials. Nomination materials will be kept permanently in UHF's files and therefore cannot be returned. All Photos submitted may be used by Utah Heritage Foundation for press related to the Heritage Awards program.
All Nominations are required to include:
Project Nominations should also include:
Stewardship Nominations should also include:
Lucybeth Rampton Award should include:
When submitting a nomination please remember that the information you provide will be the only exposure that most of the Jury members will have with your project. Please provide adequate information to ensure that our jury can make an informed decision.
Complete submissions must be postmarked no later than January 20, 2012. Mail to: Heritage Awards Jury, Utah Heritage Foundation, P.O. Box 28, Salt Lake City, Utah 84110-0028
UHF invites preservation experts to review each nomination for Heritage Awards. Individuals serving on the jury change yearly and include representatives from the various organizations such as the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning, American Institute of Architects, Utah State Historical Society, UHF Board of Trustees, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and grassroots preservation groups. The jury will review all nominations submitted by the deadline and reserves the right to change the nominated category to best suit the project.
Heritage Awards recipients will be notified in early March. All recipients will be honored at UHF's Heritage Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Utah Preservation Conference in Salt Lake City.