The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York


New York Preservation Archive Project Preservation History Database 2020 Competition

Contribute an entry to NYPAP’s online Preservation History Database for a chance to win a prize and mention in the annual Bard Breakfast and in the newsletter!

The Preservation History Database is an encyclopedic resource on topics of New York City’s preservation history, meant as a gateway for academic researchers and a resource for contemporary preservationists. Entries should be concise and accurate, and direct readers to additional resources such as archival collections or oral histories. Competition entry submissions should be a total of approximately 1,000-1,500 words in length.

First Prize: $300, copy of Preserving New York, mention at the annual Bard Breakfast and in the newsletter.
Second Prize: $150, copy of Preserving New York, mention in the newsletter.
Third Prize: $75, mention in the newsletter.
Entries will be judged on clarity, depth of research, and adherence to NYPAP formatting and style guidelines. Strong entries that do not win may receive editorial advice and will be considered for possible publication.

To enter:
Contact Peter Sohmer, 2020 Reisinger Scholar, at with subject line: ‘2020 Database Competition’. Topics will be selected from an existing list. Suitable topics proposed by contestants will also be considered.
Submission deadline: September 30, 2020