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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. – Entry information for the 2017 Challenge is now available.


The deadlines for the 2016 competitions have all passed. Thank you to everyone who submitted entries. Please check back in early 2017 for details about next year's contests.