Oklahoma City, OK
For Immediate Release
SHPO Accepting Award Nominations
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), Oklahoma Historical Society is now accepting nominations for its 2013 awards program. Know someone who rehabilitated an important historic building in your community? Protects an important archeological site located on their property? Worked with a dedicated group of volunteers to save an endangered historic landmark? Developed a walking tour for a historic district? These and many more projects and activities contribute to the preservation of Oklahoma's heritage. Help the SHPO recognize the many preservation success stories across the state by nominating worthy individuals, agencies, firms, or organizations from your community.
The SHPO's awards program includes the Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation and the SHPO's Citation of Merit. The deadline for nominations is 5:00pm, Friday, December 7th, and candidates will be notified in February 2013 about the results of the selection process. The awards will be presented at the banquet during Oklahoma's 25th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference in Perry (June 5-7, 2013).
The Shirk Memorial Award for Historic Preservation is presented for historic preservation programs or activities that have had statewide impact. The SHPO's Citation of Merit is awarded for noteworthy accomplishments in historic preservation at the state or local level.
The SHPO will accept nominations in either electronic or hard copy format. To request nomination forms and instructions, contact Betty Harris at 405-521-6249 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, obtain the information from the SHPO's website at http://www.okhistory.org/shpo/shpoawards.htm.
If you have questions about the awards criteria, contact Melvena Heisch at 405-522-4484 or email@example.com.