The Cornwall Heritage Awards are a fantastic opportunity to shine the spotlight on those volunteers and organisations that have a project or achievement that deserve recognition for their hard work. The awards are free to enter and open to museums, archives and heritage organisations within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. You are able to nominate by filling out our online application forms.

For further information, please read our terms and conditions.

How to Apply for the Cornwall Heritage Awards

Organisations can submit more than one application for each category, apart from Object of the Year.

The 2019 Cornwall Heritage Awards is now closed to entries and we are in the process of judging all of the applications received. All winners will be announced at the Awards ceremony on 21 March at Trenderway Farm.

The 2020 Awards will be launched later in the year, watch this space for more details…


Innovation Award

Sponsored by PH Media.

Do you have a new initiative, project or way of working that has made your organisation more resilient, innovative or entrepreneurial?

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Project on a Budget

Have you managed a project of any kind that has brought benefits to your organisation and cost less than £500?

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The Environmental Award

Sponsored by Tevi.

Do you have a large or small project or initiative that has made your organisation more sustainable or environmentally responsible?

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Audience Initiative Award

Have you developed a project that attracted and reached new audiences for heritage?

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Volunteering in Museums

Family Friendly Award

Tell us about the activities and services you offer that provide all-round excellent family visits.

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Heritage Heroes Award

An opportunity to celebrate the work of a volunteer team who have achieved something particularly special.

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Cornish Object of the Year Award

Do you have a fantastic object, something that tells an amazing story about Cornwall, something iconic or something that’s weird and wonderful?

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Judges Choice Award

This will be awarded to the excellent project or organisation that the judges feel most merits additional commendation. It will be selected from applications from first mentioned five categories (excluding the Object of the Year Award).

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