2019 Margaret Feilman Medal

The National Trust of Western Australia invites members to nominate a worthy recipient for the prestigious Margaret Feilman Medal.

Named after Margaret Feilman OBE, a founding member of the National Trust of Western Australia, this award recognises individuals or organisations who demonstrate meritorious achievement or service to heritage in Western Australia.

Awarded by the Council of the National Trust of Western Australia, recipients of the Medal will be announced at the National Trust’s 60th Celebration taking place on Tuesday, 3 December 2019.

The Medal’s namesake, Margaret Feilman OBE, was Perth’s first qualified town planner and Australia’s first female town planner. She was a dedicated advocate for identifying and protecting Western Australia’s cultural and natural heritage through conservation and education.

Selection criteria

The recipient shall be of good standing in the community; and

  1. shall have made an outstanding contribution over an extended period of time to the National Trust of Western Australia; or
  2. shall have made an outstanding contribution over an extended period of time to advance the cause of heritage in Western Australia; or
  3. shall have provided outstanding leadership over an extended period of time in conservation practice aligned to the principles of the Burra Charter.

Selection process

  1. Call for nominations from the membership of the National Trust of Western Australia.
  2. Nominations will be open for one month from Wednesday 16 September 2019.
  3. Nominations will be reviewed against the selection criteria by the selection panel comprising the Council President, Chair, CEO and Senior Management Team of the National Trust.
  4. The CEO will submit a recommendation for the award of the Margaret Feilman Medal to Council for endorsement1.
  5. Winners2 of the award will be announced at the National Trust’s 60th Celebration taking place on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

1Council reserves the right to make no award should no nominations be received or it deems that none of the nominations meets the criteria to its satisfaction.

2There is no set number of recipients who may receive the award in a year.

Call to action section

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms can be accessed by clicking the below links. If you would like to receive a copy of the nomination form, please contact the Trust at [email protected] or call (08) 9321 6088.

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