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Awards

 

Each year, Indiana Landmarks recognizes outstanding achievements related to preservation. We are proud to highlight the efforts of individuals and groups who save and celebrate historic places.

 

The Cook Cup

Sandi Servaas Memorial Award

John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation

Regional awards for preservation

 

 

The Cook Cup

 

The Cook Cup recognizes the owner of a significant historic structure that has been transformed through a complete restoration adhering to the highest standards in method, materials and design. The nominee may be an individual, corporation or partnership, nonprofit organization, or government entity.

 

The restoration must have been completed within the past two years, and the structure must be in active use. (The landmark may be restored for its original use or adapted to a new purpose.) The winner will receive an engraved silver cup on April 26, 2014, at Indiana Landmarks’ annual Rescue Party in Indianapolis, with complimentary admission for two to the event, as well as recognition in Indiana Preservationist magazine and in a release to media.

 

Nomination deadline is February 17, 2014.

Download the nomination form

 

Read more about the 2013 winners of Indiana Landmarks' Cook Cup (PDF).

 

 

The Sandi Servaas Memorial Award

 

The Sandi Servaas Memorial Award recognizes outstanding achievement across the broad spectrum of historic preservation in three categories:
 

  • nonprofit organization, public institution, or public agency;
  • individual or corporation;
  • teacher, school program, or youth-serving agency.

The Servaas Award judges look for a compelling narrative that conveys how the nominee:

 

  • displayed high standards and success in historic preservation;
  • benefited a neighborhood, town or place.
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    Activities—individually or in combination—that might warrant a nomination include (but are not limited to): success in saving or protecting historic places; campaigns, programs or events that substantially raised preservation awareness; sustained educational programs that engage young people in preservation or elevated their appreciation of landmarks. We welcome self nominations.

     

    Note: Indiana Landmarks' award for brick-and-mortar achievement is not the Servaas Award; our Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration is given each April.

     

    Prizes: The winning nonprofit organization receives $2,000, and $1,000 each goes to the winners in the individual/corporate and youth-serving categories. Each winner also takes home an original Servaas Memorial Award sculpture, “No Doors to Lock out the Past,” by Indiana artist John McNaughton.

     

    Indiana Landmarks will present the Servaas Award at our annual meeting in Indianapolis on September 14, 2013. The winning organization will receive complimentary admission for two to the event. 

     

    Nomination deadline: April 18, 2014

    Download the nomination form

     

    Servaas Award background:  At her untimely death in 1975, Sandi Servaas worked for Indiana Landmarks, generating public awareness and support for preservation. To remember Sandi’s contributions and dynamic spirit, Indiana Landmarks and the Servaas family established the annual Sandi Servaas Memorial Award in 1976.

     

     

     

    John Arnold Award for Rural Preservation

     

    Indiana Landmarks pres­ents the John Arnold Rural Preservation Award to recognize the preservation and continued use of historic farming-related buildings. The award is named in memory of John Arnold (1955-1991), a Rush County farmer who combined progressive archi­tectural practices with a deep respect for the natural and historic components of rural landscapes, including the farm owned by his family since 1820.

     

    Indiana Landmarks presents the Arnold Award each year on Farmer's Day at the Indiana State Fair. The award winner re­ceives a pass to the fair, overnight accom­modations in Indianapolis, plus a hand­some outdoor marker.

     

    For more information about the Arnold Award, contact Tommy Kleckner, 812-232-4534, tklecner@indianalandmarks.org.

     

    Nomination deadline: May 16, 2014

    Download the nomination form 

     

     

    Read more about the 2013 winners of Indiana Landmarks' Servaas and Arnold Awards (PDF).

     

     

     

    Regional awards for preservation

     

    Each year, Indiana Landmarks' regional offices recognize projects that exemplify preservation and stewardship of historic places. These projects can include continued use of historic structures, outstanding restorations, adaptive use of historic properties, and more. Winners receive custom-designed framed awards presented during our annual regional moveable feasts. If you know a project you believe deserves accolades, contact the regional office nearest you.

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