Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award

The Henry Hering Art and Architecture Award is presented as the occasion warrants for outstanding collaboration between architect, owner and sculptor in the distinguished use of sculpture in an architectural project.

The use of figurative or realist sculpture is of greatest interest.

The jury is looking for excellence in an architectural project in which the architect collaborated with the sculptor and owner of a site.  The jury is composed of two sculptors and one architect.

A winning entry will receive three medals and three hand-lettered citations – one each for architect, owner and sculptor.


Applications accepted again in August 2024

Submission Materials:

A project statement which indicates the purpose of the architecture (church, corporate headquarters, etc.), which describes the history of the project and which demonstrates the interaction between the architect, sculptor and owner of the site.

Up to forty images of the site clearly showing the relationship between the building and the sculpture, the site of the sculpture and close-up images of the sculpture itself.  At least one of these images should be of an architectural drawing of the site.

Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format. The longest side of the image should be 1500 pixels or longer and the resolution can be 144 dpi or higher.

To Submit:

Submissions can be shared through file sharing programs such as Dropbox, Google Drive, sendthisfile, Hightail, WeTransfer,  etc…  Be sure to list “Henry Hering Award” in the subject line or body of the email.

NSS welcomes applications from all regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, education or disability.