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 2019 Awards is now open for entry submissions. Each entry must be submitted with the following documentation in full by 31 March 2019.
- 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/ USB Drive (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 (click to download):
- 2019 Forms and Regulations (Cultural Heritage Conservation Category)
- 2019 ND Forms and Regulations (New Design Category)
Eligible countries in Asia and the Pacific:
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Islamic Republic of Iran
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Korea