Awards

The ACRA awards program recognizes private- and public-sector clients of ACRA member firms for CRM accomplishments and commitments exceeding those required by various laws and regulations. ACRA awards also recognize ACRA member firms or employees thereof who have made a long-term and on-going public service commitments to CRM.


ACRA President Duane Peter presents the 2015 Industry Award-Public Sector to representatives of the South Carolina Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration in recognition of their outstanding contributions to ArchSite and SHPO Liaison Projects.


Award Categories

Industry Award-Private Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s private sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment.

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law. 

Winners

2015: Sterling Ranch Development Company, LLC nominated by ERO Resources Corporation

2014: Kinder Morgan, Ruby Pipeline, nominated by Alpine Archaeological Consultants

Industry Award-Public Sector

Presented to an ACRA firm’s public sector client who has demonstrated accomplishments and commitments above and beyond those required to meet laws and regulations pertaining to CRM. Recognition can be for completed single or multiple projects, or for an ongoing commitment. 

Eligibility criteria include nomination by an ACRA member firm in good standing, documentation of the nominee’s adherence to following the spirit and letter of cultural resource laws, regulations, or standards, the nominee’s commitment to support outstanding research or documentation, and examples of their projects, actions, or funding support documenting work above and beyond simple compliance with the law. 

Winners:

2015: ArchSite, US17 and US1, South Carolina Department of Transportation, nominated by New South Associates 



Public Service Award 

Presented to an ACRA com
pany, or current employee thereof, who has made a long-term contribution to the study, management, and/or preservation of cultural resources, or who has contributed volunteer efforts and resources for the betterment of their immediate community, county, state, etc. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, training students for CRM careers, internships, and the development and delivery of environmental, preservation, and interpretive programs. 

Eligibility criteria include nomination, by anyone, of an ACRA member firm or current employee thereof in good standing, and documentation of a long-term and ongoing commitment to volunteer or community service, or a specific event or project, that went above and beyond what is typically expected for donated or volunteer services.

Submission Guidelines

  • The nomination form is available here.
  • A one-page synopsis clearly explaining how the nominee meets the eligibility criteria must accompany the nomination form.
  • Multiple nominations can be made in any category.
  • Supporting documentation is critical and must emphasize the nominee’s achievements. Poor supporting documentation is often the foremost reason nominees are not selected for an award. Supporting documentation includes, but is not limited to, images illustrating the project, press releases and articles about the project, examples of project reports, letters supporting the nomination, etc. All supporting material should be provided in digital format, preferably as pdf files. They will not be returned. Do not send originals.
  • Submit one digital copy of your nomination form and supporting documentation.
  • Please direct any questions to ACRA Awards Committee Chair Charissa Durst or email us.
  • ACRA expects the nominator, or a representative thereof, to be present at the ACRA Annual Meeting for the award presentation. The nominator is expected to get the nominee to the award presentation to accept the award.



 

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