Arkansas’ statewide historic preservation organization — Preserve Arkansas — is accepting nominations for the 2017 Arkansas Preservation Awards. The deadline is Thursday, Aug. 31.


Award winners will be honored at a ceremony and dinner Jan. 19, 2018, at Little Rock. The 2017 recipient of the Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement will be Tommy Jameson, president and principal architect at JAMESON Architects P.A. in Little Rock.


Nominations will be accepted in 12 categories. Individual awards will recognize leading craftspeople, homeowners, volunteers and professionals for their work. Themed awards will honor outstanding education and advocacy initiatives, community programs and dedicated stewardship.


Project awards will honor the restoration and rehabilitation of buildings and sites and compatible design in historic areas.


The public may submit nominations for eligible projects in the following categories: Outstanding Service in Neighborhood Preservation, Outstanding Work by a Craftsperson, Excellence in Preservation through Rehabilitation, Excellence in Preservation through Restoration, Excellence in Personal Preservation Projects, Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Advocacy, Outstanding New Construction in a Historic Setting, Outstanding Preservation Reporting in the Media, Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication, Outstanding Achievement in Preservation Education, Excellence in Heritage Preservation and Parker Westbrook Award for Lifetime Achievement (to be awarded in January 2019.)


To make a nomination, visit www.PreserveArkansas.org to obtain a nomination form or nominate online, or request a nomination form by calling 501-372-4757 or emailing info@preservearkansas.org. Nominations are due by Thursday, Aug. 31.