2019 ANNUAL AWARDS Call for Entries

2019 ANNUAL AWARDS Call for Entries – Deadline Monday, January 7th

2018 Distinctive Achievement Award: MTA Arts & Design: Second Avenue Subway Art

This spring, FRIENDS of the Upper East Side Historic Districts will celebrate outstanding achievement in preservation, architecture, and advocacy on the Upper East Side during our 36th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony.

The award categories are flexible and can vary each year. Among other areas of accomplishment, previous winners  have demonstrated excellence in Restoration, Rehabilitation, Design, and Stewardship.  Individuals and advocacy groups who have displayed extraordinary achievement in the field of preservation are also eligible.

FRIENDS seeks nominations for both architecture and advocacy. The awards committee will consider all submissions, large and small, that have furthered the cause of maintaining the special sense of place of the Upper East Side.

Please read our eligibility requirements below and submit nominations by  Monday January 7, 2019.


  1. Projects must be located between 59th and 110th Streets, and between 5th Avenue and the East River, including Central Park.
  2. Only the exteriors of architectural projects and/or historically significant interiors will be considered.
  3. Preservation projects should be for restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive re-use of historic buildings (including Post World War II architecture). The buildings may be located either in or out of the historic districts.
  4. New construction is also eligible.
  5. Individuals or advocacy groups must have contributed to the preservation of the Upper East Side’s built environment.


Contact skamillatos@friends-ues.org for more information, 

or click here to download the nomination form.


FRIENDS Annual Awards 2018 invite