The Center for Historic Preservation at The University of Mary Washington seeks nominations for its 2013 Historic Preservation Book Prize. Established by the Center in 1988, the Historic Preservation Book Prize is awarded annually by a jury of preservation professionals to the book deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the field of historic preservation in the United States. In making its selection, the jury focuses on books, which break new ground or contribute to the intellectual vitality of the preservation movement. Entries may come from any of the disciplines that relate to the theory or practice of historic preservation. Nominations may be made by any source.
In order for a book to be eligible for the 2013 Historic Preservation Book Prize, it must be first available in the United States between January 1, and December 31, 2012 (copyright 2012). Letters of nomination and six (6) copies of the nominated book must be postmarked by January 30, 2013, and sent to:
Andrea Livi Smith, Director
Center for Historic Preservation
University of Mary Washington
1301 College Avenue, Combs 134
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5300
Announcement of the book selected for the 2013 Historic Preservation Book Prize will be made during Preservation Week in May 2013. The author will receive a check in the amount of $500.00 and will be invited to deliver a lecture at The University of Mary Washington. Both the author and the publisher will receive certificates in recognition of the award. Please visit the book prize page for more detailed information and a listing of previous award recipients. Publishers are urged to contact the Center Aide should they have any questions.