Nominations for the 2018 NI Heritage Awards, which will be hosted in Derry for the first time later this year, will close on Friday June 1st.
The Ulster Architectural Heritage announced last month that they will host the prestigious event, with support from Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, at the Guildhall on Tuesday 6th November.
The Awards seek to celebrate the efforts of people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect, save and share their local heritage and recognise those who champion their local heritage by sharing and practising forgotten craft skills.
This year’s five categories include, Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place for projects under £5m, Best Major Regeneration of an historic building or place for projects in excess of £5m, Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People, Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project and Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording. Nominations and applications are now open and will close on Friday 1st June.
A team of heritage experts will have the tough task of whittling down shortlists for each category and a panel of judges will choose the eventual winners.
The award winner for each category will then move forward to represent Northern Ireland for the chance to be crowned overall Heritage Angel at a high profile ceremony in late November in London.
For full details on how to apply to the 2018 Heritage Angel Awards NI or nominate someone else for an award please visit www.heritageangelawards-ni.org.uk/