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Peterson Prize: Submission Guidelines

The final submission for a Peterson Prize project should include the following items:

  • Drawings: One set of full-size drawings plotted on vellum. (Drawings on Mylar are permissible only if they are hand-drawn.) Plotting is available from the HDP office, upon prior arrangement with the Peterson Prize Coordinator.
  • Field notes: All field note sheets should be folded to 8.5" x 11" size. Each sheet should be labeled with the site name and with the HABS, HAER, or HALS number, if known. Do not bind the field notes.
  • Historical report: The historical report should be submitted as a Microsoft Word file. Additional items, such as a CD or DVD of the CAD files, and prints of digital field photos, should be included with the field notes, and will be transmitted to the Library of Congress as such.
  • Entry forms must be postmarked by 1 June 2022, and final drawing submissions must be postmarked by 30 June 2022. Due to federal government irradiation procedures for United States Postal Service mail, it is strongly recommended that Peterson Prize submissions be sent via FedEx, United Parcel Service, or other delivery service.

    Final submissions should be sent to:

    Mark Schara, AIA
    Peterson Prize Coordinator
    Heritage Documentation Programs
    National Park Service
    1849 C St NW, Mail Stop 7408
    Washington, DC 20240

    Telephone: 202-354-2166