10th Derbyshire Heritage Awards
The Derbyshire Museums & Heritage Forum invites your museum or heritage site to enter one or more categories of the 10th Derbyshire Heritage Awards. Our Awards will, once again, celebrate all the wonderful work taking place in museums, historic houses and heritage sites across the county and reward best practice. The Forum also welcomes entries from organisations that are not members of the Forum but that have undertaken heritage related activities, including Natural Heritage and Arts projects.
All the information you need to enter this year’s awards can be found in Additional Information for Entrants. Please read this before completing your applications.
This year’s award categories are:
- Behind the Scenes at the Museum
- Best Project on a Limited Budget
- Inspiration Award
- Best Volunteer Project
- Young People in Heritage
- Reaching New Audiences
- Excellence (the winner of this category will be selected by the Judges from all of the entrants to the categories above)
Please have a think about all the different projects, exhibitions, events and other work you have been doing over the past year (from 1st June 2015 to the present) and enter as many categories as possible! What has worked really well for your organisation and your visitors: open days; events; new exhibitions; community work; talks and lectures; collections projects; work with schools or other projects with children and young people? Our sponsors Arts Council England and Museum Development East Midlands would like to hear about the work they have helped you to do.
The closing date for submitting your entries is Friday 5th August 2016.
We are fortunate to always have excellent Judges and we are pleased that Joy Hales, Editor of ‘Derbyshire Life’ Magazine, has agreed once again to do this alongside two further Judges to be confirmed. They will meet in September to consider your entries.
The Awards Ceremony will be presented at Crich Tramway Museum on Friday 7th October 2016 from 7pm and our Master of Ceremonies will be BBC Radio Derby’s Andy Potter. Award winners will receive a plaque and significant local and regional promotion. This is a great opportunity for all those involved in museums and heritage in Derbyshire to get together, catch up with friends and colleagues, share success, enjoy a magical evening and celebrate all the fabulous work taking place across the county. Non-members of the Forum are welcome to purchase tickets to join us at this event – details will be available shortly.
For more information on the forum and the awards, please email Kate Watts