Museums + Heritage Awards 2020

Enter Sustainable Project of the Year Award

Category Specific Criteria

This new award, in partnership with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, will be made to an outstanding environmentally sustainable project or exhibition which can demonstrate best practice in your approach to managing environmental impacts, particularly energy efficiency, recycling and reuse, materials, sustainable procurement and green visitor travel planning to achieve a quality visitor experience. Entries should also identify wider economic, social or environmental benefits to the organisation or community which have arisen from ‘thinking sustainably’.

To enter this category, please tell us in no more than 500 words why your project or exhibition is worthy of winning this prestigious new award. Your application must apply to projects/exhibitions which have been open for part or all of 2019.

As per the other Museums + Heritage Award categories, this is open to entries from UK museums, heritage and cultural organisations of all sizes as well as freelancers and companies working on their behalf.

This new category is FREE to enter and has an extended entry deadline of Friday 21 February (all other categories remain 31 January deadline). Please note that all shortlistees are required to purchase a minimum of one ticket for the Museums + Heritage Awards ceremony in London on the evening of Wednesday 13 May. The winner will also be required to work with The National Lottery Heritage Fund with regards to the promotion of its success and this category. Click here to find out more about this partnership and why we have created this Award

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Submissions should relate to the period of 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019.

This category is open to museum, heritage visitor attractions and gallery operators within the UK.

The Entry Process

The entry process is different to our other Award categories, you simply need to complete the Online Form and entry is free.

If you have any questions regarding the entry process or your eligibility please refer to our FAQs in the first instance or contact our team directly – [email protected] +44 (0)1905 724734

  • 1. Complete The Sustainability Project of the Year entry form

    Please complete one form for each project and in 500 words tell us why your project has demonstrated excellence and best pratice in sustainability.

    There is no entry fee for this category.

    Deadline to submit your form and e-mail your photograph is midnight Friday 21 February 2020.


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