2017 Heritage Awards

Published on 10 March 2017

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The City of Launceston is renowned for its built heritage and residents and businesses with a passion for maintaining and showcasing this unique aspect of the city are encouraged to enter their projects in this year's Heritage Awards.

Entries in the City of Launceston Heritage Awards 2017 open on Saturday, March 11, with awards offered in five categories:

• Heritage Building - Small Projects 
(Building works under $200 000 which retain the cultural significance of a heritage place)

• Heritage Building - Major Projects
(Building works over $200 000 which retain the cultural significance of a heritage place)

• Heritage Garden and Landscape Projects
(Works to the gardens or landscapes of a heritage place which retain their cultural significance)

• Heritage Promotion Projects 
(Production of media, exhibition or programmes, or conservation and promotion of heritage collection items)

• Heritage Snap! photography awards 
(Open to entrants from grades 3-12 with the theme 'Launceston's City Heart').

Mayor Albert van Zetten said the timing of this year's awards was particularly relevant with the second stage of the transformative Launceston City Heart Project soon to get underway in Civic Square.

"The Launceston City Heart Project is driven by our shared desire to modernise the CBD while retaining and showcasing our incredible built and cultural heritage," Mayor van Zetten said.

"The community will see this large-scale project unfold and take shape here in Civic Square in the coming months and we're inviting young photographers to join us in this journey by capturing their vision of 'Launceston's City Heart' and entering it in our Heritage Snap Award category."

The Heritage Awards project categories are designed to reward those who are passionate about Launceston's history and architectural significance, recognising projects that have improved heritage places while maintaining their heritage value, or that have promoted heritage issues around Launceston.

As well as the Heritage Snap Photography Competition, this year's awards categories also include works to gardens and landscapes that are integral to significant heritage places.

"These awards offer a unique opportunity for members of the community to showcase and be recognised for their efforts in maintaining and improving on what makes Launceston so special," Mayor van Zetten said.

"I encourage anyone who has completed a project demonstrating a passion for our history and heritage to enter these awards and receive the recognition they deserve."

Heritage Snap entries can be uploaded to Facebook using the hashtag #LtonsCityHeart and with a caption providing the entrants school grade, age and what the photo depicts. Photos must be taken within the Launceston municipality.

For more information and to enter, visit the City of Launceston's 2017 Heritage Awards page.

Winners in each category will be announced at a special ceremony at Town Hall on May 11, 2017.