Nomination Instructions

Since 1985, Preservation Maryland has presented awards to individuals and organizations for their contribution to preserving our State’s rich, authentic, and diverse heritage.


Chances are, you’re eligible. We seek to make the nomination process efficient for all involved, and thus have introduced an online submission system this year, as well as, some simplifications to the rules and eligibility. We encourage you to apply.

Individuals, non-profit and for-profit organizations and businesses, and government agencies are eligible to receive Best of Maryland Awards. You may nominate yourself. You may submit multiple nominations. You may re-nominate projects that were not selected previously.

Awards are granted upon the sole discretion of Preservation Maryland, except for the Community Choice Award, that we be decided by a public online vote. Community Choice nominees will be published online in the order they are received and voting will close during the Awards event on May 12, 2016 in Annapolis.

Completed nominations must be submitted online by Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5PM EST. Materials submitted will become the property of Preservation Maryland. If you are unable to submit your application online, please contact us.

Nomination Instructions

Please use the following online form to complete your nomination. We suggest reviewing the Award Categories first, then preparing your nomination in a Word document or similar project before starting the online form, we do not guarantee the opportunity to save and return to your work. To preview the questions before starting the online form, please download this PDF. If you cannot complete your nomination online, please contact Meagan Baco, 410-685-2886, x308 or