Heritage Heroes Awards 2020

Heritage Heroes Awards 2020: Nominations are now open!

Do you know someone who went in to check on an empty heritage building in lockdown? Do you know someone who checked the safety of precious artefacts, or who gathered supporters online with new ideas to keep the project alive?

Volunteers are vital for the protection of England’s heritage. From caring for rural heritage sites to devising new ways of working remotely, volunteers’ skills, passion, and commitment have proved to be more crucial than ever in this challenging year.

For over a decade, Ecclesiastical’s Heritage Heroes Awards have celebrated the incredible contribution of volunteers in the heritage sector. More than a simple thank you, these awards are a great opportunity to demonstrate how communities can take ownership of the historic environment around them and make a real difference.

There are three awards categories this year:

  1. Heritage in Lockdown Hero Award
  2. Supporting the Sector in Lockdown Award
  3. Digital Heritage Hero Award

More details about the award categories and criteria can be found here.

To Apply

Nominations must be made by a member of the Heritage Alliance or any member of a Heritage Alliance Member, except for nominations for Digital Heritage Hero which may be made by any UK heritage organisation.

Please complete the nomination form found on The Heritage Alliance website and submit EITHER a 2-minute video OR a 300-word nomination with 3 photos to HeritageHeroes@theheritagealliance.org.uk by 11 January 2021.

Winners will be notified by the 15 January 2021 and be asked to make a short video about their achievement that will be presented at the Alliance’s Digital Heritage Day on 11 February 2021.