The Heritage Awards have been held for more than 25 years, however due to uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to present them in 2021.
We look forward to announcing a new date for 2022 and applications will be considered for projects completed in 2020 and 2021.
The Queensland Heritage Awards celebrate outstanding heritage projects and people of our great state.
This is a wonderful opportunity to network with professionals, government representatives, and volunteers.
The Awards recognise best practice, innovation and achievement in Queensland heritage. Outstanding projects and people who demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and celebration of Queensland’s environmental, built and cultural heritage are awarded for their achievements.
The John Herbert Award is presented to the most outstanding nomination across all categories.
Heritage Reports & Planning Documents
This category relates to heritage studies (in print or online) and may include (but is not limited to):
- Conservation Management Plans
- Museum Planning Documents (Small Museums)
- Collection Management Documents
- Cultural Heritage Surveys
- Heritage Studies
- Archaeological Management Plans
- Archival Recordings
- Thematic Histories
- Heritage Guidelines
- Research Publications
- Heritage Policies or Strategies.
This category relates to projects involving heritage landscapes, such as:
- Cultural landscapes
- Urban landscapes or precincts
- Natural landscapes
- Archaeological landscapes
- Cultural precincts or
- Main Streets.
This category relates to projects that complement and utilise existing heritage fabric, re-purposing and/or new developments which are sympathetic to the traditional uses of a site and its structures and which protect the heritage integrity.
Heritage Interpretation and Promotion
This category relates to projects that involve interpretation, promotion and celebration of Queensland’s heritage such as:
- Educational Activities and Programs
- Interpretation Works, i.e. Signage
- Community Engagement Programs.
- Museum Displays and Interactive Experiences
- Heritage Tours, Trails and/or Tracks
- Digital Stories
- Oral Histories
- Open Days
- Conferences, Expositions and Symposiums
- Workshops or Seminars
- Videos or Film
This category relates to projects involving the conservation of our built heritage. Such projects may include but are not limited to:
- Conservation works
- Repair works and
Works may occur at places such:
- Historic gardens
- Moveable heritage
- Industrial sites
- Parks or
Achievement Award Categories
Advocacy Volunteer (Individual or Group)
This award recognises the extraordinary commitment of a community group and/or individual who have pursued the protection and conservation of key heritage places, items or objects.
This award recognises individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime of valuable contribution to the field of heritage conservation and management in Queensland.
The Trust will consult a range of heritage experts for recommendations and any nominations will be considered.
National Trust of Australia (Queensland) Volunteer
This award recognises a National Trust Heritage Volunteer who has demonstrated a commitment above and beyond, over a number of years, and who has inspired others in their heritage work.
This award recognises an individual (under 35 years of age and/or with less than 5 years core heritage experience) who has demonstrated excellence in the development of heritage conservation skills and who has the potential to develop into an inspirational heritage leader.