The Regional Award in the sphere of architecture, heraldy and vexillology and decorative and applied arts named after Yakov Pauchenko was initiated by Kirowograd Regional Council in 2002 (Resolution 36, May 31, 2002) on application of Kirovograd Regional Organization of the National Union of architects of Ukraine, Kirovograd Regional Department of Ukrainian Heraldic Society and Kirovograd Regional Organization of the National Union of artists of Ukraine.
   The award is given for:
   - creation of significant housing and industrial architectural complexes, buildings and edifices; work in the sphere of city planning, landscape architecture, city and village development, restoration of architectural and town building monuments that were accorded wide public recognition in Kirovograd Region;
   - considerable contribution in the development of heraldry and vexillology of Kirovograd Region, significant achievements as a result of archival researches of historical heritage of symbols of the region, creation of new scientifically grounded and fulfilled at a high level symbols of villages, cities, districts, regions and their introduction;
   - creation of significant works of decorative and applied arts (embroidery, carpet manufacture, work with metal, glass, wood engraving, anaglyptics, artistic and decorative interior and external finish, park sculptures, decoration of fountains, drive to inhabited localities etc.)
   The award is established in three nominations: "architecture", "heraldry and vexillology", "decorative and applied arts".
   Annualy on July 1, Day of Architecture of Ukraine, winners are awarded the title of "Laureate of the Regional Award in architecture, heraldry and vexillology, decorative and applied arts named after Yakov Pauchenko", they also receive certificate, pecuniary reward, honorary prize of Regional Council and Regional State Administration - statuette of "Steppe eagle".
  2012 laureate of the Regional Award in architecture, heraldry and vexillology, decorative and applied arts named after Yakov Pauchenko in the nomination "architecture" became
   Pirogova Alla Vladislavovna
- member of the National Union of architects of Ukraine, chief architect of the project "Modern" - for reconstruction of dwelling house into building for "Praveks" bank (Shevchenko Str. 18, Kirovograd) on application of Kirovograd Regional Organization of the National Union of architects of Ukraine.
  

   A.V.Pirogova's architectural designs are exhibited in the museum halls. There are also architectural designs of contenders for the award, winners of the Regional closed competition on the best design proposal of building and improvement of the territories adjoining to Kirovograd Academic Regional Ukrainian Musical and Dramatic Theatre named after M.L.Kropivnitskiy, and also documentary and print materials about the laureates of the previous years.