The Heritage Council has been involved with the Tidy Towns Competition since 1999 and the number of entries has grown considerably on an annual basis. The Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council, seeks to promote a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.
With that in mind, The Heritage Council seeks to recognise projects that benefit heritage, involve the community and motivate people. The Heritage Council seeks to encourage a better understanding of our heritage and the impact everybody's actions have upon it.
The project must demonstrate long-term sustainability and appreciation of heritage. The project must benefit aspects of the national heritage as set out in the Heritage Act 1995. These include monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens and parks and inland waterways. Benefit is understood to mean enjoyment, conservation and/or identification.
The closing date for entries is 20th May 2016 and for further information visit the Heritage Council website by clicking here.