The Governor's Historic Preservation Awards Program

Awards Program LogoEstablished in 1986, the Governor's Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually under the sponsorship of the California Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) and California State Parks to projects, individuals, and organizations whose contributions demonstrate significant achievements in preserving the heritage of California.  

Awards Background & Criteria


Now Accepting 2021 Award Nominations!

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor's Historic Preservation Awards. This is California's only state-sponsored awards program and it seeks to recognize those community-centered, often grass-root efforts going on throughout California to preserve our collective heritage. We invite you to submit a nomination for an individual, project, or organization whose work exemplifies the best in cultural heritage stewardship, bringing to light places, buildings, cultural traditions, or even challenges such as climate change. Click the links below to download the nomination forms and instructions.
Nomination deadline: May 7, 2021.

2021 Read First!
2021 Awards Criteria
2021 Project Nomination
2021 Individual/Organization/Agency Nomination