Calls for entries: 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
Entries are being accepted for 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The deadline for receipt of materials is 31 March 2013.
The awards recognize the achievements of private sector, and public-private initiatives in successfully restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The Awards emphasize the importance of the conservation process, including technical achievements and participation in the project.
The entries for the 2013 programme must be submitted with an official entry form, project description using provided official format, drawings and photographs in hard copy and on CD to UNESCO Bangok. Winners will be announced in August 2013, with a selected numbers of entries receiving the “Award of Excellence”, “Award of Distinction”, “Award of Merit”, “Honourable Mention” and “Jury Commendation for Innovation”. In addition to the conservation awards, the “Jury Commendation for Innovation” will also be considered for newly-built structures which demonstrate outstanding architectural design that is well-integrated into historic contexts.
Since the Awards were established in 2000, UNESCO has received 469 entries of 24 countries. A total of 148 projects have received Awards for high achievement in conservation, while 8 projects have received the Jury Commendation for Innovation. From Nepal, out of a total of 13 entries, 2 entries brought home this award. These were the Namunaghar of Bhaktapur (2004) and the Ayuguthi Sattal of Patan (2005) which were awarded the Honourable Mention and the Award of Merit respectively.
With support from the Macau Foundation the 2013 Awards cycle is now being enhanced to have even greater impact in raising awareness about exemplary practices in conserving heritage sites around the region.
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