The BC Heritage Awards celebrates outstanding achievements and best practices that have impacted and strengthened all forms of heritage as a valued cultural resource in communities throughout British Columbia.
The BC Heritage Awards recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, groups, businesses, and local and regional governments in communities across BC.
Nominations for the 2022 BC Heritage Awards will begin in September 2021. The following information is provided to help you prepare for the nomination (please note: criteria are subject to change.)
Awards are presented in six categories (see below for additional information):
There are three levels of recognition for the award categories.
Projects nominated for an award must have been completed within the past three calendar years (preceding the nomination deadline). Nominated individuals must live in British Columbia and sites must be located in the province.
The nominations submitted to the BC Heritage Awards are considered by a jury of peers, who will base their deliberations on the information as submitted. Incomplete nominations (e.g. nominations with insufficient information) will not be considered; it is important that each submission provides sufficient information to describe why the project/person suits the category and why the project/person is worthy of an award. The jurists will consider the alignment to the above criteria and the completeness of the submitted information.
Special consideration will be given to projects that reflect one or more emerging heritage priorities. Examples of priorities include: community building; cultural heritage awareness; technology and social media; diversity and inclusion; environmental resiliency and climate action; recognition of and partnership with First Nations and distinct cultures.
If you have questions about the BC Heritage Awards form or process, or would like to discuss your potential nomination, please contact Heritage BC. We will be happy to help you.