About the Awards
About the Awards
The Heritage Angel Awards aim to celebrate unsung heroes local heritage, celebrating the achievements of those who rescue, repair, record or research the historic built environment. Individuals, community groups, skilled craftsmen and apprentices, young people who care for our built heritage. The Awards are supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. This year’s Awards are also supported by Derry & Strabane District Council.
This year we are delighted to add a category for large scale regeneration projects in excess of £2M and extend invitations to projects completed for up to 10 years, (previously 4).
The Awards have 5 categories, expand to find out more:
This award recognises volunteers and professionals, individuals and groups who have rescued a historic building, place, landscape or site. This category includes locally and nationally listed buildings, but the age or type of building does not matter as long as it is a historic building that appears on a recognised heritage register. This award will also recognise archaeological sites, projects involving parks and gardens and buildings removed from the Heritage at Risk register. It does not have to be listed or scheduled; it could be part of a conservation area or a local building of significant interest. All sizes and types of rescue project are eligible, as it is the actions taken to rescue them that will be judged.
This award will recognise projects that have seen large scale investment, put into saving, rescuing or regenerating a building or place. This is to award best practice and could be awarded to a team that has given a new lease of life to a building by innovative or sympathetic reuse. This may be awarded to an individual who has led on a project within a large organisation or the organisation as a whole. Applications are open to private firms, local authorities, building practices, planners, developers and architects.
This award will recognise the contribution to heritage projects by young people up to the age of 25. The award can be for individuals or groups and can include University students and young apprentices. Groups can include school children, projects from social clubs or local volunteer groups. The ‘contribution’ should be towards a heritage project or place (as above, this doesn’t have to be listed). Adults may enter an application on behalf of under 16s, and where relevant.
This award will recognise volunteers or professionals who have demonstrated the application of craft skills that have been key in repairing or rescuing a historic site. For example, it could be someone who has carved stone gargoyles for a church, repaired a historic window, or learned how to recreate Elizabethan bricks for a particular rescue. The craft can be from any discipline, for example, woodwork, masonry, metalwork or thatching. It is also an opportunity to award apprentices where work has made a significant contribution to a restoration. This award also looks at those individuals who have trained apprentices to carry on their work.
This award recognises those who have helped people understand and enjoy a heritage based project. It is open to everyone from volunteers, professionals, individuals and groups. It may be a project that has engaged a local community, school or group by teaching them about the buildings and spaces around them or that has created an archive or unique way of interpreting a heritage project. For example, it could be a group of local people identifying areas of improvement in their local conservation area, an individual who has restored a historic public place, a group who have saved a stone circle or a team who have helped research archaeological remains in a landscape.
How to Enter
To apply or nominate please complete the Heritage Angel Awards Entry Form by midnight, Friday 1st June 2018.
All 15 shortlisted projects from the five categories will be open to this award voted solely by the public.
Overall Winner 2018
The 5 category winners from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be invited to attend the Historic England Angel Awards in London in late November where the overall winner will be announced.The five winners from each country will be judged by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a judge from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. One of the 20 eligible projects will be crowned the overall winner.