UNESCO extends call for entries to its 2023 Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
27 June 2023, Bangkok—Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2023 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, which now has an extended deadline for submissions of 31 July 2023.
The Awards recognize exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations to restore or conserve structures, places, or properties of heritage value in the region. Winning projects demonstrate a thorough understanding of the place, sound technical achievement, and outstanding sustainability impact.
Eligible projects must have been completed within the last 10 years. Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, and archaeological sites and cultural landscapes are all suitable for entry.
Winners are announced annually in the following categories: Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts, and an additional award (which may be won separately or in addition to another) of Special Recognition for Sustainable Development. The award of ‘Special Recognition for Sustainable Development’ and an updated set of awards criteria were introduced in 2020 to expressly acknowledge the role and contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable development within the broader framework of Agenda 2030.
The new deadline for submission of online applications is 31 July 2023.
1. Online applications are due by 31 July.
2. Hardcopy dossiers must be postmarked no later than 31 July.
For helpful resources pertaining to the preparation of your submission:
For details on previous awards winners:
Learn more information about the Awards by visiting the UNESCO Bangkok website!