Cultural Heritage Awards

To coincide with Australian Heritage Week, Greater Shepparton City Council, in association with the Greater Shepparton Heritage Advisory Committee, is proud to present the biennial Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards 2017.

About the Awards

The Awards will recognise outstanding contributions to cultural heritage conservation, research, education, promotion, interpretation, training and awareness-raising within the Municipality.

The Awards aim to honour individuals and organisations whose work has promoted and conserved the Municipality’s diverse cultural heritage. They also serve to promote the benefits of cultural heritage conservation by promoting examples of good conservation practice and guidance, as well as offering the owners or guardians of our cultural heritage recognition of their invaluable work.

Cultural heritage includes both tangible cultural heritage (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art and artefacts) and intangible cultural heritage (such as folklore, traditions, language and knowledge). Places of cultural heritage significance can include a ‘site, area, land, landscape, building or other work, group of buildings or other works, and may include components, contents, spaces and views’ (Burra Charter, 2013: 2).

Award Categories

  1. Creative Reuse of a Heritage Place – this award recognises adaptive reuse of a place. Adaptive reuse is a process that changes the use or function of a derelict or redundant place, such as a place of worship, dwelling, factory, farm building, hall, shop or landscaped parkland, to a different use or function.
  2. Conservation of a Heritage Place – this award recognises best practice conservation work that maintains the cultural heritage significance of a place. Conservation includes the processes of maintenance, reconstruction, restoration and preservation.
  3. Best Research Publication or Manuscript – this award recognises and acknowledges a substantial research publication - for example, a book, heritage or conservation study, monograph - related to interpretation, recording, research, promotion and awareness-raising of cultural heritage within the Municipality.
  4. Other Publication – this award recognises and acknowledges a significant publication - for example, a booklet, pamphlet, brochure, memoir, software application - related to interpretation, recording, research, promotion and awareness-raising of cultural heritage within the Municipality.
  5. Student – this award, for students at primary or secondary level, and those undertaking a tertiary or other course, recognises the contribution of an individual or group whose project or efforts make a demonstrable contribution to the interpretation, understanding, preservation or conservation of cultural heritage.
  6. Interpretive Signage – this award recognises the interpretation of a place of cultural heritage significance in a text – written, electronic or other – which serves as a communication tool for the understanding of the place and as a tangible reminder of its cultural heritage significance.
  7. Community, Multicultural and Indigenous Events and Tourism – this award recognises events – for example walks and heritage-related days – that disseminate the cultural heritage significance of the peoples that reside in our Municipality.
  8. Other Contribution – this award recognises the potential for contributions to cultural heritage conservation, research, education, promotion, interpretation, training and awareness-raising within the Municipality not included in any of the categories outlined above.

Nominations

Nominations for the Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards 2017 closed on Friday, 9 December 2016. 

The nominations were assessed by a professional Judging Panel using the assessment criteria and conditions contained within the Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards Guidelines, 2016.

Awards Presentation

The highest-scoring nomination in each category will be honoured with an Award at a Cultural Heritage Awards ceremony on Saturday, 22 April 2017 at the GV Hotel, 223 High Street, Shepparton, in the Classic Room. Please arrive at 2pm for a 2:30pm start.

For more information, please refer to the Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards Guidelines, 2016. For further information, please contact Council's Planning Department on 03 5832 9730 or email council@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

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