The deadline for next year’s Awards is 1 October 2010. The 2011 EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/Europa Nostra Awards ceremony will take place in Amsterdam in June 2011.
The EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards consists of two award levels. Up to six entries will be awarded a Grand Prix, which includes a monetary award of € 10 000. Up to twenty-five entries will receive an Award.
The awards celebrate outstanding examples of conservation projects, research, and education successes within Europe’s cultural heritage sector, but they also highlight exceptionally dedicated service to heritage conservation by individuals and/or groups.
Exemplary heritage achievements in Europe are awarded in the following four categories:
Category 1: CONSERVATION Outstanding achievements in the conservation, enhancement and adaptation to new uses, of cultural heritage in the following areas:
• Architectural Heritage;
• Industrial and engineering structures and sites.
• Cultural landscapes;
• Historic parks and gardens, larger areas of designed landscape or of cultural, environmental and/or agricultural significance
• Archaeological sites, including underwater archaeology, which may include interpretive display for cultural or educational purposes.
• Works of art.
Category 2: RESEARCH Outstanding research which leads to tangible effects in the conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage in Europe in any of the above-mentioned Category 1 areas.
Category 3: DEDICATED SERVICE by INDIVIDUALS or ORGANISATIONS Open to individuals or organisations whose contributions over a long period of time demonstrate excellence in the protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage (relating to the above-mentioned Category 1 areas) in Europe. The contribution should be of a standard which would be considered outstanding in the European context.
Category 4: EDUCATION, TRAINING and AWARENESS-RAISING Outstanding initiatives related to heritage education, training schemes in cultural heritage conservation, and programmes for raising awareness on cultural heritage.