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2023 Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge: Working Landscapes

Date: 2/3/2023 - 7/31/2023

Type: Competitions / Awards

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): US


For the 14th annual HALS Challenge competition, the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) invites you to document Working Landscapes. Historic “working” or “productive” landscapes may be agricultural or industrial and unique or traditional. Some topical working landscapes convey water for irrigation or provide flood control. Please focus your HALS report on the landscape as a whole and not on a building or structure alone. For this theme, the HAER History Guidelines may be helpful along with HALS History Guidelines.

Your HALS documentation will be archived by the Library of Congress for perpetuity and will allow future generations to learn about the site(s) you record.

Short format histories should be submitted no later than July 31, 2023, to HALS at the National Park Service.

Sponsored by HALS, cash prizes will again be awarded to the top three submissions. Winners will be announced at the ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture in Minneapolis in October 2023. Employees of the National Park Service, American Society of Landscape Architects, and Library of Congress may submit HALS Short Format Historical Reports but are ineligible for prizes.





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