It is anticipated that individuals will perform all of the hand delineation or CAD drawing on their own. However, recognizing that field measuring is generally not accomplished single-handedly, more than one individual may be utilized to produce the drawing.
Final submissions must be on standard-sized (24 x 36") HABS, HAER, or HALS Mylar or archival vellum.
If using CAD, an official and unaltered HABS, HAER, or HALS title block must be used, and will be provided upon receipt of the entry form. The lines of the title block may not be altered in any manner. Name and location information should be verified with the Holland Prize Coordinator before being inked or plotted.
Submissions are to follow the documentation Standards and Guidelines for HABS, HAER or HALS, depending on the site or structure being recorded.
CAD drawings must be plotted on archival vellum using a laser plotter. Inkjet plots are not considered archival, and will not be accepted.
The sheet should include those elements that best represent and/or convey what is significant about the site or structure from the standpoint of both history and design. The sheet can encompass numerous elements including, plan(s), elevation(s), section(s), site plan, and details such as typical windows and doors, architectural details and molding profiles, and construction elements in the case of HABS recording. Submission of HAER drawings, in addition to the above, may also include process plan(s) and machinery sections and details. Likewise HALS drawings may include vegetation and circulation plans, and hardscape elements. A very brief, concise statement of significance may appear on the sheet, and is required if there is to be no accompanying written report. (Additional information beyond the concise statement can be provided in a short-format historical report.) Plans and elevations are generally shown in the same scale, but two scales may be used in order to facilitate a more comprehensive inclusion of elements. Likewise, sections may be in a different scale, depending on the amount of detail shown.
The HABS/HAER/HALS collection is in the public domain, therefore, the delineators, although given credit for their work, do not retain copyright. A copyright release form (pdf) must accompany each submission. Read more about copyright and public domain.
See the Submission Guidelines for a list of the items to submit with your entry.
NOTE: The HABS/HAER/HALS staff is available to provide up to two preliminary
reviews of Holland Prize submissions for both drawings
and historical reports before 1 June. Please contact the Holland
Prize Coordinator if you wish to submit drafts for review.