Heritage awards

by Anonymous Author

Organisers of the Canterbury Heritage Awards are calling on Selwyn individuals and groups involved in heritage restoration to get their entries in for this year’s awards.

The biennial awards were first held in 2010, and have since evolved to reflect the changing heritage landscape of Canterbury following the region’s earthquakes.

Heritage Awards Trust chair, Anna Crighton, said the aftermath of the devastation of our heritage from both natural disaster and by man; has resulted in some stunning restoration projects, which deserve celebration for the survivors.

“The awards evening is an opportunity for heritage visionaries and enthusiasts to come together, network and celebrate our cultural heritage.”

There are seven award categories in 2018: Wilkie + Bruce Future Heritage Award, Ceres NZ Seismic Award, Heritage New Zealand Outstanding Contribution to Heritage, Continental Catering Heritage Tourism Award, Mapei Public Realm Saved and Restored, Simon Construction Domestic Saved and Restored and the Christchurch Heritage Trust Supreme Award (judged from all category winners).

In 2016, the Supreme Award went to the Arts Centre of Christchurch’s Great Hall, which had been officially reopened only days before the awards ceremony.

Entry forms are available to download at heritageawards.co.nz. Organisations and individuals are also encouraged to contact the award convenors to nominate heritage projects or organisations.

Award entries close on April 6 and the 2018 Heritage Awards ceremony will be held in the Isaac Theatre Royal on Friday, June 15.