Nominations open for Historic Savannah Foundation's preservation awards

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Historic Savannah Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards.

The award deadline March 4. All entries must be postmarked by this date. Nominations are open only to Historic Savannah Foundation members.

Award winners will be announced at the Historic Savannah Foundation's Preservation Awards Luncheon May 5 at the Olde Pink House.

Preservation Award categories include Restoration, Rehabilitation, New Construction, Stewardship, Craftsmanship and Archaeology. Projects must have been completed within the last three years and may include projects previously nominated, but not selected, according to the foundation.

The general evaluation criteria include: quality and degree of difficulty; degree to which the nominee's project or effort is unusual or pioneering; and the ultimate positive impact the project or effort has on the community, according to the foundation.

Anyone interested in nominating a qualified candidate for the awards can do so online at

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