History and heritage awards

The City established the biannual History and Heritage Awards to recognise the efforts made by individuals and groups in the pursuit of conserving the City’s history and heritage.

History and Heritage

The 2020 nomination period has now closed

This year, we separated history and heritage into two categories.

  • The history category focuses on photographs from times gone by
  • The heritage category focuses on the conservation of the built environment, streetscapes, education and the promotion of heritage within the wider community.

History nomination sub-categories

Category 1 - Stirling memories: A photograph with a story

A photograph taken within the City of Stirling before 1990 with a caption and a short story (up to 200 words).



Runner up


Category 2 - Stirling memories: A photograph with a caption

A photograph taken within the City of Stirling before 1990 with a caption (up to 10 words).



Runner up


Category 3 - Youth entry award

16 - 18 years old are invited to take a photograph of a building, place or event in the City of Stirling and write why this is special to you (up to 150 words).


$200.00 Gift Voucher

Runner up

$100.00 Gift Voucher

Terms and conditions of entry

  1. Photographs can be submitted as high quality scans (ideally 300-600dpi). To request a hard copy nomination form, contact the Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555. Hard copy photographs will be scanned and archived or returned if requested
  2. Photographs entered must have been taken within, and be relevant to the City of Stirling. There is a limit of five (5) entries per person
  3. Entries must be original work of the entrant or work which the entrant has been given consent by the author to submit
  4. A selection of submissions will be displayed by the City of Stirling at the Awards Presentation evening to be held on 27 May 2020. These will also be part of a two week exhibition held during June 2020, at the Mount Flora Regional Museum
  5. Not all photographs/stories entered will be displayed
  6. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
  7. Entrants whose photographs are selected for the two week exhibition will be notified by phone or email
  8. Stories/captions with spelling or grammar errors will be edited at the discretion of the City of Stirling
  9. Entries become the property of the Stirling History Collection. The City of Stirling reserves the right to reproduce any photograph entry for publicity and display purposes without further consultation with the participant
  10. Winning entries will be notified by phone or email prior to the History and Heritage Awards presentation night on 27 May 2020
  11. All entrants under the age of 18 must have signed permission of their parent/guardian.

Heritage nomination sub-categories

Category 1 - Conservation of the built environment and streetscape

This award is aimed at promoting the conservation of heritage places in the built environment. For example, a building or group of buildings, a private garden or a public park, ruins or a streetscape.

Sub-categories include:

  • Conservation or restoration of a heritage place
  • Sensitive adaptation of a heritage building
  • Excellence in design and construction of infill buildings in a heritage area
  • Landscaping, gardens and places.

Category 2 - Education and promotion of heritage

This award may be presented to an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution towards the education and promotion of the City of Stirling’s heritage.

Category 3 -The Barrie Baker special recognition award

This award is presented where an achievement deserves special commendation, or for an achievement that does not fall into another category.

Terms and conditions of entry

  1. The Heritage Awards are open to all City of Stirling residents, property owners, businesses, community groups or individuals involved in heritage related work
  2. Within the City of Stirling area. They are also open to architects, designers, builders and government agencies undertaking heritage related design, building, conservation or construction in the City of Stirling
  3. All entry forms require the signature of the owner of the property or person being nominated for the Award
  4. Works that are the subject of an entry must be substantially completed at the time of entry to warrant consideration
  5. Entries are assessed on the basis of information supplied and the judges may decide not to consider any entry that did not supply sufficient information, regardless of the quality of the project
  6. Site inspections of finalists in each category (if appropriate) may be made
  7. The judges reserve the right not to present an Award if there are no entries of sufficient merit
  8. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into
  9. The City of Stirling reserves the right to use entries to promote heritage conservation and the City’s aims
  10. Entries must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020. Entries received after the closing date will not be eligible for judging.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020. 

To request a hard copy nomination form, contact the Customer Contact Centre on (08) 9205 8555.

Hard copy nominations can be posted with your attachments to:
History and Heritage Awards 2020

History/Heritage Category (strike out as necessary) 
City of Stirling, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021