The National Preservation Awards honor the very best in preservation. Each year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation presents a select number of major awards. The Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award recognizes an individual’s outstanding lifetime achievement in the preservation field. The Driehaus Preservations Awards recognize and celebrate the country’s best preservation projects—projects that highlight cutting-edge preservation approaches or technologies. These exclusive awards, given at the National Preservation Conference, serve to educate and inspire and raise the visibility of the preservation movement.