The Heritage Documentation Programs sponsors several annual competitions.
The Charles E. Peterson Prize is awarded to the best sets of measured drawings prepared by student teams of a HABS site.
The Kenneth L. Anderson Prize, an adjunct to the Peterson Prize, is awarded to the best set of measured drawings prepared by a student team from a university in Texas.
The Leicester B. Holland Prize, open to both students and professionals, is awarded to the best single-sheet measured drawing of a HABS, HAER, or HALS site.
The HALS Challenge, open to everyone, awards prizes for documentation of our nation's cultural landscapes.