Historic Preservation Awards


2021 Harford County Historic Preservation Awards

Nomination period opens: December 1, 2020 

Nomination period closes: January 15, 2021

The Harford County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), in conjunction with the Department of Planning and Zoning, is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2021 Historic Preservation Awards. The 24th Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition started in 1995 to honor excellence in historic preservation within Harford County. The awards will be presented in May 2021 in honor of Historic Preservation Month.

The biennial awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by individuals, organizations, community groups, and local governments within Harford County.


    Two-year window: Projects, exhibits, publications, presentations, etc. nominated for an award must have been completed (or published, presented, showcased, etc.) between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020

    All preservation projects must demonstrate that they followed the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties

    Homeowner, municipal, and historic district infill projects are welcome, as long as they follow the above mentioned standards

    Nominations may come from the community, individuals, organizations or the Historic Preservation Commission

When deemed appropriate, the commission may designate multiple recipients for any or all awards in a given year. The commission is under no obligation to make any award or awards in each category in a given year. Nominations do not roll over to the next awards; nominations must be resubmitted to be considered.

Awards are presented in four categories: Preservation Project, Special Preservation, Local Government Preservation, and the Preservationist Honor. Each award category is described in the 2021 Historic Preservation Award Nomination Packet available here:

2021 Historic Preservation Awards Nomination Packet

2021 Historic Preservation Awards Nomination Form

For questions or to request a hard copy of the nomination form, please contact the County’s Historic Preservation Planner, Jacob M. Bensen by telephone at (410) 638-3101 ext. 1385 or via email at jmbensen@harfordcountymd.gov.