Pierre de Chaignon la Rose Design Award

American Heraldry Society SUBJECT Pierre de Chaignon la Rose Design Award
Governors' Policy Manual VERSION Initial EFFECTIVE 11-June-13

5.3 Pierre de Chaignon la Rose Design Award

5.3.1 Purpose; Definitions. The purpose of the Pierre de Chaignon la Rose Design Award is to encourage and support excellence in American heraldry by recognizing coat of arms that provide the bearer with a strong public identity embodying the best heraldic design of the highest form, function, and aesthetic. The award is named in honor of Pierre de Chaignon la Rose, the eminent and prolific American heraldist who was, in many ways, the father of the American heraldic revival of the early 20th century. As used in this section, "institution" means an academic, corporate, military, civic, religious, or social organization domiciled in the United States or a U.S. territory or possession.
5.3.2 Eligibility; Selection; Award. To be eligible for selection, the arms must have been designed by an artist who is resident in the United States for an institution and be in actual use by the institution. Beginning on January 1st of each year, any Society member, including a member serving as a Governor or appointed officer, may nominate an institution’s arms for consideration by submitting the name of the institution and a rendering or blazon of the arms proposed to selected to the Secretary. The Secretary may not receive a nomination from a member after May 30th. There is no limit on the number of nominations that may be made. [Reserved for expansion]. The award consists of an appropriate memento or certificate in the form and manner approved by the Board.