While progress has been made in identifying cultural landscapes during the past decade, much more work is needed to document these designed and vernacular places. Since 2010, landscape architecture preservation enthusiasts from every state have been challenged to complete at least one Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) short format history to increase awareness of particular cultural landscapes.
The annual HALS Challenge is growing in popularity, with entries resulting in many new donations to the HALS collection. Below are the descriptions and results of each challenge.
2017 HALS Challenge: Documenting City or Town Park(s)
2016 HALS Challenge: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes 2016 HALS Challenge Results
2015 HALS Challenge: Documenting Modernist Landscapes2015 HALS Challenge Results
2014 HALS Challenge: Documenting Landscapes of the New Deal2014 HALS Challenge Results
2013 HALS Challenge: Documenting the Cultural Landscapes of Women2013 HALS Challenge Results
2012 HALS Challenge: Documenting the American Latino Landscape 2012 HALS Challenge Results
2011 HALS Challenge: Celebrating Cultural Landscapes of Diversity2011 HALS Challenge Results
2010 HALS Challenge: Revisiting Cultural Landscapes of Childhood2010 HALS Challenge Results