Annual awards calling for nominations to celebrate local history and heritage conservation

21 November 2019

Nominations are now open for the 2020 City of Stirling History and Heritage Awards designed to celebrate and highlight local history and heritage.

The biennial awards are calling on all City of Stirling residents, business owners or individuals / groups working to preserve and educate around local history and heritage to enter.

This year the awards have been separated into two categories with history focusing on photographs from times gone by, and heritage focusing on the built environment such as houses, streetscapes, parks or ruins.

Nominations are also invited for individuals or groups who have made an outstanding contribution towards the education and preservation of local heritage.

Entrants are eligible to win cash prizes of up to $500 across six sub categories including a youth category where 16-18 year olds are invited to take a photograph of a building, place or event in the City and write why it is special to them.

The awards ceremony will be held on 27 May 2020 and an exhibition will run for a short time in early June, where the community is invited to view the entries.

Mayor Mark Irwin said that the awards aim to highlight our unique local history and heritage bringing the community together.

“These awards unearth many interesting items that may well have remained unappreciated by the public, adding to the richness of local history perseveration and sparking many interesting conversations and connections,” Mayor Irwin said.

Nominations close at 5.00pm on Friday 14 February 2020.

Interested applicants can visit for more information, full terms and conditions and to nominate or call (08) 9205 8555.

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