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SHPO Awards is Back Again in 2023!

Save the Date! May 3, 2023

On Weds May 3, 2023 at 2pm, we will hold our first in person awards ceremony since 2019. The ceremony will be held in the Legislative Reception Room inside the Capitol, courtesy of the Lieutenant Governor's Office. Please join us!


Nominations Sought for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation

The Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (DAHP) is seeking nominations for the 32nd Annual Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Historic Preservation. The SHPO Awards are an opportunity to celebrate outstanding people and places throughout the state, and to highlight the significant contributions that archaeology, historic preservation, and cultural resources make to the people of Washington.

Award recipients will be recognized during an in person ceremony on Weds May 3 in Olympia and throughout National Historic Preservation Month in May on DAHP’s social media accounts.

Apart from the Valerie Sivinski Rehab Award, DAHP is not assigning specific categories for nominations this year. Past award categories have included: Heritage Barn Rehabilitation; Cemetery Preservation; Career Achievement; Historic Preservation Education; Historic Preservation Stewardship; Historic Preservation Planning; Special Achievement and Historic Preservation in the Media.

Nominations for the State Historic Preservation Officers Awards must be received electronically by Friday, March 17, 2023, at 5 pm. 

Nomination Form