Askins Achievement Award Nomination Form
Origin of the Award
The Askins Achievement Award is named in honor of the James (Jim) S. Askins the founder of the
National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Center. The award is given in recognition of
outstanding contributions and accomplishments in the promotion, education, and application of
preservation trade skills. The award has been presented annually by the Preservation Trades Network
since 1998 at the International Preservation Trades Workshop (IPTW).
The Askins Achievement Award recognizes contributions over and above the noteworthy. The award
criteria includes contributions to the preservation trades for: the continuance of traditional building
skills, advocacy of training in preservation trades, practicing a building trade at master level of skill and
knowledge, and extraordinary effort given to advancing the awareness of traditional building trade skills
The nominee should be an advocate of the trades from a trade’s background, and have contributed
efforts above and beyond the norm to help move the trades’ community forward. The nominee should
be a person who has helped raise the bar and challenged others to try harder. The Askins Achievement
Award represents more than just quality work and good ethics it also means challenging others to work
for the betterment of the community around them.
Guidelines and Nomination Procedure
1. Askins Achievement Award recipients do not have to be members of Preservation Trades Network.
2. Nominators for the Askins Achievement Award do not have to be members of the Preservation
Trades Network and they do not have to be Award Recipients.
3. Recipients of the Askins Achievement Award are the group that administers the award, and selects
4. The award was established to be distinct from and separate from the Preservation Trades Network
Board of Directors.
5. The permanent award plaque listing previous winners is owned by the National Park Service Historic
Preservation Training Center and shall be displayed and kept up-to-date by the HPTC at the HPTC
Headquarters at Gambrill House, Frederick, MD. The Logo is loaned to PTN for use on the individual
Award Plaque given to each year’s winner.
6. A recipient selected by the others shall take on the administration of the award on behalf of the
Askins Achievement Award group.
7. The new recipient shall be contacted to ensure that the plaque is created in the manner desired by
8. The criteria for the Askins Achievement Award are stated in the nomination form.
9. The Askins Achievement Award group shall solicit nominations from the Preservation Trades
Community at large.
10. The Askins Achievement Award group shall have the right by majority vote to approve or
disapprove use of the Award for marketing or promotion by the Preservation Trades Network Board
11. The Askins Award Recipient shall have a nominator who has provided a written nomination form
and is willing to introduce the recipient.
12. Announcement of the Askins Award Recipient shall be published in the PTNews or other media
after the International Preservation Trades Workshop.
13. Announcement of the Askins Award Recipient before the International Preservation Trades
Workshop is subject to a majority vote of the recipients.
14. The business of the Askins Achievement Award group may be conducted by conference call, direct
meeting, or email. A quorum to conduct the business of the group shall be a majority of the
15. Nominations stand for one year. The nomination may re-submitted.
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