Object of the Year 2017

We are extremely grateful to Devon and Cornwall Media for making this award possible by public vote.

Every collection has at least one stellar object, something that tells an amazing story, something iconic or something that’s weird and wonderful. This award provides an opportunity to showcase these amazing artefacts.

The award will be selected by public vote via Cornwall Live.

The story around your object will be as important as the picture – you will need to explain why it’s worth considering, be that because it particularly attention grabbing, of high cultural value or significant to your community.

This award is open to all museums and heritage organisations.

Please include an image of your object with your application (preferably digital).

Museum / Heritage organisation*

Contact name*

(name of contact person for the organisation)

Contact’s position in the organisation*

(e.g. trustee / curator / steward / secretary etc.)

Contact phone number*

Contact email address*

Title of your object*

Tell us about your object

Please explain why you are nominating it, and include details of why you think it is of interest to others. (no more than 400 words)


Only JPEG, PNG and GIF images accepted.

Accept Terms & Conditions

Please confirm you accept our terms and conditions for entering the awards

Items with an * are compulsory
On entries where a specific word count is stated, anything submitted over after the stated amount will not be considered by the judges.

If you require an offline application form,
click here do download a Word version.