Professional Practice

Leicester B. Holland Prize

Date: 1/18/2022 - 9/1/2022

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US


The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS).

The prize is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic sites, structures, and landscapes throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS, HAER, and HALS collection at the Library of Congress, and to encourage the submission of drawings among professionals and students.

By requiring only a single sheet, the competition challenges the delineator to capture​ and accurately depict the essence of the site through the presentation of key features that reflect its historic and its architectural, landscape architectural or engineering significance. The Holland Prize competition is open to all those interested, regardless of experience or professional background.





Professional Practice: 

Library and
Research Services:
Ian Bucacink

RFQs & Opportunities:

Historic Landscapes (HALS):