Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards 2018

We would like to invite you to enter the Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards 2018.

Entry is free for members and they are a great opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work and outstanding achievements in your museums, historic houses and heritage sites across the county.

Entry for non-members is £25 and includes membership to the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum.

By entering for an Award you can:
• Showcase your progress and successes, raising your public profile and recognition.
• Recognise the hard work of your staff and volunteers.
• Share best practice across the heritage and museums sector.

The Awards are organised by the Nottinghamshire Heritage Forum, Nottingham Trent University, and Culture Syndicates CIC.

There are six award categories:

• Best Exhibition
This award will recognise best practice in exhibition design and delivery. The exhibition can be temporary, permanent or digital and delivered at your venue or as an outreach event.
BEST EXHIBITION- Download Application Form Here

• Best Event
This award will recognise innovative and outstanding heritage events.
BEST EVENT- Download Application Form Here

• Collections Development
This award will recognise outstanding work in developing your heritage organisation’s collection and public access to that collection.

• New Audience Award
This award will recognise the successful development of new audiences within your organisation.
NEW AUDIENCES AWARD- Download Application Form Here

• Surviving and Thriving
This award will recognise projects and initiatives that improve the sustainability or growth of your heritage organisation.
SURVIVING & THRIVING AWARD- Download Application Form Here

• Volunteer Power
This award will recognise best practice within a heritage organisation that is run by volunteers.
VOLUNTEER POWER AWARD- Download Application Form Here

• Heritage Site of the Year
This award celebrates exceptional achievements by heritage organisations in Nottinghamshire. It will recognise organisations which have provided the very best heritage engagement opportunities for visitors, volunteers and staff.
HERITAGE SITE OF THE YEAR- Download Application Form Here

When deciding which category to enter, think about all the different projects, exhibitions, outreach, events and other work you have been doing between April 2016 and 30th April 2018 (but not necessarily for the whole period of that time).

What has worked really well for your organisation and your visitors? These could be open days, events, new exhibitions, community work, research, talks and lectures, collections projects, or work with schools or other projects with children and young people.

The culmination of the Awards will be a presentation ceremony which will take place at Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus on Thursday 14th June 2018.

The ceremony will be a great opportunity for all those involved in museums and heritage across Nottinghamshire to catch up with friends and colleagues and celebrate all the fabulous work taking place.

5pm on the 30th April 2018.

To apply send your completed entry form and supporting material to:

Entry forms can be downloaded under the award titles below.

If you have any queries please contact Neville Stankley on or telephone 0115 848 3389.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entry!

Carol King
Chair – Nottinghamshire Heritage Awards