The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation's Heritage Awards Program recognizes significant contributions of individuals, teams, organizations, corporations, congregations, institutions, municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements to the protection, preservation and promotion of Alberta's heritage.
Heritage awards are presented every two years. The 2012 Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Heritage Awards were presented in Edmonton, November 30.
- Information on 2012 Heritage Award winners
- Award categories
- Submitting a nomination
- Selection of recipients and presentation of awards
Heritage Conservation Award
Projects nominated in this category are those that demonstrate sustained commitment and outstanding contribution to the conservation of historic places in Alberta. This award recognizes excellence in the preservation, restoration or rehabilitation of a historic place having local, regional or provincial significance as well as excellence in architecture, engineering or craftsmanship.
Heritage Awareness Award
Projects nominated in this category have made outstanding contributions to local, regional or provincial history through:
- innovative programs that educate, interpret or promote public awareness of Alberta's history
- excellence in research, writing or publishing
Municipal Heritage Preservation Award
This award recognizes a municipal government which has demonstrated exemplary commitment to heritage conservation through its identification, protection and promotion of municipal historic resources.
Outstanding Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual's exemplary and long-term leadership and contribution to the preservation and presentation of Alberta's history. Nominees should have a minimum of 10 years involvement with heritage in the province and have made personal contributions to the field well beyond the responsibilities of any heritage related employment. Their efforts to preserve, promote, interpret or otherwise encourage heritage preservation and awareness should demonstrate either exceptional diversity or high achievement. Achievements must be identifiable as provincial in scope and have resulted to improved public understanding and appreciation of Alberta's heritage
Submit nominations to:
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
8820 112 Street
Edmonton AB T6G 2P8
Candidates may be nominated in only one category.
Nominated projects should have been completed within the past three years.
Each nomination must be accompanied by a Nomination Form. The nomination must include as much information as possible about the nominee including the following:
- a one to two-page description of why this project, municipality or individual is being nominated
- a biography/profile of the individual(s), team or organization involved
- press clippings, letters of support or any other pertinent materials
- photographs illustrating the project, where applicable
It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide sufficient and specific details and documentation in support of the nominee. Incomplete submissions may be considered ineligible for consideration by the jury.
Nomination submissions and accompanying materials will be retained by the Foundation. Please do not send original materials that you will want back.
Individuals, organizations, corporations, congregations, institutions, municipalities, First Nations and Metis Settlements and others deemed eligible by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
- posthumous awards are not given
- candidates who are unaware of or who disapprove of the nomination
- Alberta Historical Resources Foundation board members and their immediate families
- Alberta Culture staff and agencies
Alberta Historical Resources Foundation board members and their immediate families are not eligible.
Up to two awards may be presented in each category with the exception of the Outstanding Achievement Award for which only one award will be presented. The Foundation reserves the right not to present any award to any of the categories.
The Foundation will convene a jury to review and evaluate the nominations. The Foundation's Board of Directors will make the final selection. An awards ceremony will be held in the fall.
Print out guidelines and nomination form.
For further information, contact the Program Coordinator.
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