Nominate Your Site for People’s Choice “Site of the Year

    Each year, Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area (SSNHA) celebrates the best in heritage development by presenting the “People’s Choice Site of the Year”. Voted on by the public, this special honor is presented to only one deserving SSNHA Heritage Area Site.

    Do you know a site that deserves to be recognized as the Silos & Smokestacks National Heritage Area People’s Choice “Site of the Year.” Complete a nomination form below and tell us why in 250 words or less by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 13. The information you provide in the nomination will be used for promotion and seen by the public. All  115 designated Heritage Area Sites are eligible to enter, though we ask that sites who have won the previous year take a one-year moratorium before entering again. Since you are the best advocate for your site, self-nominations are strongly encouraged.

    Silos & Smokestacks staff will then select the top five nominations of those entered to be voted on by the public. The five selected nominees will be notified by Oct. 20.

    Voting will be open to the public at from Oct. 23-27. The top three finalists as of Oct. 27 will be invited as our guests to the Heritage Site Annual Training on Nov. 9 at the Waterloo Center for the Arts, where the winner will be announced and receive the traveling award for People’s Choice “Site of the Year.”

    To submit a nomination, visit