The application for the 2009 Tampa Preservation Awards is now available. Since 1982, Tampa Preservation, Inc. has been recognizing significant contributions to the preservation of Tampa Bay area historic resources through its Annual Award Program. The Award Program recognizes outstanding historic preservation projects, programs and achievements by individuals and organizations. Awards categories include:
- Restoration/ Rehabilitation
- Individual Achievement
- Organizational Achievement
- Educational Program or Project
Projects located anywhere within Hillsborough County can be submitted for awards consideration, but must have been originally built prior to 1959. The guidelines for the Restoration/Rehabilitation award include consideration of sensitivity to the historic integrity of the site following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Rehabilitation. Preference is given to projects that exemplify Tampa Bay’s cultural, historical, and architectural heritage.
All winners will be honored at the annual awards ceremony and reception and are given a certificate suitable for framing. Winners in the Restoration/ Rehabilitation category are given a Banner to display on their building.
For further information call Tampa Preservation, Inc. or go to www.tampapreservation.com for details and to download an awards application. Applications are due by February 28, 2009.