What can be entered?
Projects and initiatives of large and small scale have won National Trust Heritage Awards. Community projects involving three people, and multimillion dollar adaptive reuse projects have got the gong in years gone by.
The National Trust’s independent Judging Committee, chaired this year by Matthew Devine considered all projects on merit.
Some entries in previous years have included:
- Advocacy campaigns to save theatres and parks.
- Extensive transformations or restorations of historic buildings.
- Events and exhibitions at major galleries and in libraries.
- Public art installations that tell the story of heritage in place.
What are the categories?
There are ten categories and three individual awards for 2021. They are as follows:
- Aboriginal Heritage
- Adaptive Re-use
- Conservation: Built Heritage
- Conservation: Interiors & Objects
- Conservation: Landscape
- Continuing Tradition
- Education & Interpretation
- Heritage Events, Exhibitions & Tours
- Heritage Resources & Publications
- Individual: Heritage Skills Award
- Individual: Lifetime Achievement Award
- The Judges’ Choice Award
The Judges’ Choice Award is considered across the ten category winners at the discretion of the Judging Committee.
Click here to view the 2020 award winners or to watch the virtual ceremony.
Who can you contact with questions?
If you have any questions about the awards please contact the National Trust (NSW)’s Marketing & Events Coordinator, Jilly Clark.
Due to the high volume of entries for the National Trust Heritage Awards, and to ensure fairness for all, we cannot be flexible about the deadline dates. They are as follows:
- Entries open: Friday 5 February
- Entries Close: Tuesday 6 April, 6pm
- Judging Day: Thursday 15 April
- Shortlist Announced & ceremony tickets released: Tuesday 20 April
- National Trust Heritage Awards Ceremony: Thursday 13 May 2021
Thank you to our supporters
The National Trust Heritage Awards are proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW.