Apply for the Awards

Apply for the Awards

The UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation ("the Awards") recognize the achievement of the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully conserving or restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. 

There are two categories in the Awards programme: 

The Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation 

 

Initiated in 2000, the Awards recognize excellent achievement in successfully conserving or restoring heritage building and properties in the Asia-Pacific by the private sector or by public-private initiatives. The four levels of achievement include:

a. Award of Excellence,

b. Award of Distinction,

c. Award of Merit, 

d. Honourable Mention.

The Award of Excellence is the highest recognition presented to projects that display exceptional achievement in all criteria and has major catalytic impact at the national or regional level.

The format and number of the Awards may be varied from time to time at discretion of UNESCO and the Jury. 

 

The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts

 

Established in 2005, a special Award is given in addition to the conservation award categories. The Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts (previously known as the Jury Commendation for Innovation), recognizes newly built structures that demonstrate outstanding design well-integrated into historic contexts.

The Award encourages submissions of completed new architecture and design projects that enrich the heritage setting are encouraged as a part of the contribution to the future of sustainable heritage safeguarding.

 

Submit Your Project

 

The 2018 Awards is now open for entry submissions. Each entry must be submitted with the following documentation in full by 15 May 2018.

  • Completed entry form
  • Completed project description (using official format only, including title page)
  • Occupant comment form(s)
  • Owner consent form
  • Drawings, A4 format
  • Photographs (before conservation – in process – after conservation – in use / current state)
  • CD (including PDF entry dossier, high-resolution files of all photographs and drawings submitted)
  • Rights authorization form (copyright for drawings, illustrations photographs)

 

Please download the official forms and regulations for each category below: 

Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation - 2018 Forms and Regulations PDF / Word

Awards for New Design in Heritage Contexts - 2018 Forms and Regulations PDF / Word 

 

Eligible countries in Asia and the Pacific:

Afghanistan

Australia

Bangladesh             

Bhutan

Brunei Darussalam

Cambodia                 

China

Cook Islands

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 

Fiji

India

Indonesia

Islamic Republic of Iran

Japan

Kiribati

Kazakhstan

Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Macao, China

Malaysia

Maldives

Marshall Islands

Micronesia (Federated States of)

Myanmar

Nauru

Nepal

New Zealand

Niue                          

Pakistan

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Philippines

Republic of Korea

Samoa

Singapore

Solomon Islands

Sri Lanka

Tajikistan

Thailand

Timor Leste

Tokelau

Tonga

Turkmenistan

Tuvalu

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Viet Nam