Heritage Awards Qld
The community of Queensland is invited each year to participate in the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards.
Have you been conducting conservation work on a heritage place, writing conservation plans, publishing in print or digital form, or been a member of a volunteer group?
Please nominate to the National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards.
The National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards are presented for the outstanding activities conserving and promoting our cultural heritage, including historic and Indigenous heritage. Awards are given in each category, ranging from High Commendation to Silver and Gold, with the John Herbert Memorial Award presented to the most outstanding nomination.
The National Trust presents awards to projects and people that demonstrate excellence in the conservation and promotion of Queensland’s historic and Indigenous cultural heritage.
Previously known as the John Herbert Memorial Awards, in 2004 the awards were renamed the Queensland Heritage Awards.
The Heritage Awards have grown substantially over recent years as a wonderful showcase of the community’s dedication to the conservation of Queensland’s heritage. To reflect this growth the Awards will now be presented at a gala dinner to be held in May 2017.
Nominations for the 2016 National Trust Queensland Heritage Awards will now close on Friday 16 December 2016.
Award Categories Nomination Information and Conditions of Entry will be available soon.
At the National Trust of Queensland AGM in September 1974, it was moved that a John Herbert Award be awarded annually for ‘a meritorious restoration or presentation project.’
The first John Herbert Award was presented in September 1975 to the Goondiwindi Town Council for the restoration of the Goondiwindi Customs House.
In response to the growth of the event, in 2004 the awards were renamed the Queensland Heritage Awards. The John Herbert Memorial Award is presented to the most outstanding nomination each year.
The John Herbert Memorial Award honours John Herbert MLA who was a strong supporter of the newly formed National Trust of Queensland. He was member of the Trust’s first Council and served as its president from 1971 to 1974.