Lincolnshire Heritage Awards 2016 – Open for Entries
The Lincolnshire Heritage Forum is organizing the bi-annual Lincolnshire Heritage Awards that showcase the wonderful work taking place in museums, historic houses, heritage sites and heritage groups across the county and rewards best practice. Entering the Awards is an excellent way to raise the profile of your museum, heritage site or project and gain recognition for your volunteers and staff.
We would like to invite you to enter the awards yourself and/or enter a heritage project that you know of and think is wonderful. This is not the time to be a shrinking violet! Please have a think about all the different projects, exhibitions, events and other work you, friends and colleagues have been doing between July 2014 during and May 206 and enter as many categories as possible! All Heritage groups are welcome to enter the Awards as an individual site or as a partnership between any number of organisations .
The award entries will be judged in early October by Catherine Wilson, Emma Tatlow (Visit Lincoln Partnership Manager) and David Start retired CEO of Heritage Lincolnshire).
Please find information below you will need (including application forms if you click on the title) to enter this year’s awards which will be presented at an early evening ceremony at The Collection, Lincoln on November 16th 2016. The Master of Ceremonies for the event will be Melvyn Prior from BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The ceremony will be attended by local councillors, civic dignitaries, representatives of key funding organisations and local media. Award winners will receive an engraved crystal trophy, free 2017 Lincolnshire Heritage Forum membership, £100 to support and develop further heritage work and significant local and regional promotion.
This year’s award categories are:
Inspiration Award -This award will recognize excellence in any project behind the scenes or front of house that has innovatively met its aims. This category encompasses all areas of a museum’s or heritage group’s work but should demonstrate an original approach that inspires others.
Best Project Including Significant Volunteer Contribution-This award recognizes excellence in an activity or event that has included significant volunteer hours. The project need not necessarily be delivered within a heritage site but if it is it should have benefitted that site. The project could be delivered elsewhere and be beneficial to the wider community or other organisations involved in the activity.
Unsung Hero Award– presented to an individual, team or volunteer who works continuously and tirelessly behind the scenes, goes the extra mile with little thanks or has made an outstanding contribution. Staff and members of the public are able to make nominations for this award. The individual or team needs to:
- Have shown commitment to their role.
- Show that they work for the good of the County’s heritage.
- Have improved a service or user experience.
Heritage Learning Award-This award recognizes excellence for educative work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, in order to increase their involvement and engagement with heritage sites. This includes audiences who may not normally engage with heritage sites e.g. disabled people, disaffected teenagers, young offenders or members of particular non-visiting communities.
For more information please contact the forum. Good luck!