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Preservation Austin accepting nominations for 2018 merit awards

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by Katy McElroy

Preservation Austin has announced an open call for nominations for its annual Preservation Merit Awards. The group has been giving these awards since 1960. There are three categories: Preservation, Stewardship and Special Recognition for individuals, businesses, organizations and institutions. Awards are given to notable preservation projects that, a Preservation Austin news release says, can “include everything from residential renovations, to cultural landscape restoration, to sustainability initiatives. Special recognition may be given for number of accomplishments, including advocacy efforts, educational programming, and media coverage.” Past recipients of the award include the Broken Spoke, Fair Market and Austin Motel. The deadline to submit nominations is Friday, August 3, and to be eligible, projects have to be located in the city of Austin and have been completed between January 1, 2016, and the submission deadline. Awards will be presented at a luncheon at the Driskill Hotel on Friday, Oct. 19.

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