The VAF seeks to encourage citizen-based advocacy by recognizing exemplary efforts and achievements on behalf of our vernacular built heritage. The VAF Award for Advocacy honors individuals and groups for exceptional contributions toward the appreciation and protection of vernacular buildings and landscapes. The award recognizes outstanding initiative, commitment, and action to promote and protect vernacular resources. The award may be made in recognition of a specific advocacy effort, or on the basis of the nominee's long-term record of advocacy.
Criteria for nomination:
Nominations must include the following within a PowerPoint not to exceed 15 slides: the parties involved, the period of time of their involvement, where and why it occurred, and the outcomes.
Awardee was given two full registrations to the 2017 VAF conference and a certificate of excellence.
See our Tools for Advocacy including links to websites that offer information and advice to help you in your own advocacy efforts.