Competition extended to now include Grade II buildings
Applications are now open for the English Heritage Angel Awards 2012. The Angels, which recognise and celebrate people’s achievements in rescuing heritage sites at risk were founded last year by Andrew Lloyd Webber. We are fortunate to enjoy his continuing support and enthusiasm this year and again to have the Telegraph as the official media partner for the Awards.
In founding the Heritage Angel Awards, it was Andrew’s intention to shine the spotlight on people who dedicate vast amounts of time and energy to saving historic buildings, monuments and landscapes. I think everyone who followed the progress of the Angels in the media last year or attended our awards ceremony at The Palace Theatre will agree that we succeeded in doing just that and this year will be even bigger and better!
Responding to the feedback we received from you about last year’s awards, we have expanded the eligibility criteria to include Grade II listed buildings and dropped the requirement that the ‘at risk’ site must have been published on the Heritage at Risk (HAR) Register. We have also made it possible for people to nominate others for a Heritage Angel Award in the hope that this will open the field to those too modest to apply themselves.
Help make the English Heritage Angel Awards 2012 a success by nominating or encouraging those you know who have been involved in good rescue projects to apply. Or perhaps it is your own organisation that should apply?
For full details visit www.english-heritage.org.uk/heritageangelawards. The deadline is Friday 15 June and the Awards ceremony will take place at The Palace Theatre on Monday 22 October.