Honor Awards recognize the dedication and passion of people involved in local preservation projects across North Dakota. Nominations are accepted in four categories (see categories below) and can be submitted using the online submission form. Attachments (such as photos) are submitted using the online attachments formNominations are due by April 15th.

Preservation Excellence: Recipients have demonstrated excellence in the preservation of an historically significant building, structure, resource, or site; and have contributed in a tangible and exemplary manner to furthering preservation in North Dakota. Areas of achievement may include: the restoration or rehabilitation of a building or other element of the built environment; or completion of a significant preservation program that has succeeded in preserving important elements of North Dakota's heritage. The achievement honored should serve as a model of excellence for others in North Dakota to emulate.

Legacy Award: Recipients have demonstrated exceptional achievement in preserving the historical, architectural and cultural environment of North Dakota. Individuals who have made significant contributions to furthering preservation may be nominated to receive recognition. Areas of achievement in historic preservation may include: architectural restoration, organizational development, research and writing, or publication of works concerning areas of historic preservation. The accomplishments of the individual honored should serve as an example of exceptional merit for others.

Volunteer Award: Recipients have shown extraordinary dedication to volunteer service in the field of historic preservation in North Dakota. Areas of achievement may include: volunteerism in the form of hours donated to historic preservation. The individual selected for this honor should be regarded by all as one who has made a generous donation of their time and effort towards the historic preservation of North Dakota.

Artisan Award: Awarded to a craftsman who has offered their expertise in a "hands on approach" to historic preservation in North Dakota. Areas of contribution may include: Architecture, Contracting, Roofing, Designing, and other such crafts. The recipient of this award should be honored and respected by those in his/her field and those outside of the field as one who has not only excelled in their profession, but exemplified participation in historic preservation.

Board Award: Awarded to a member of PND's Board of Directors for extraordinary dedication to the work of the organization in promoting historic preservation in North Dakota. The award recognizes the volunteer efforts of an individual who has demonstrated a passion and dedication to historic preservation in North Dakota.