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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013

Call for Entries

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. Through the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media are celebrated - through the power of their example Europa Nostra and European Union stimulate creativity and innovation.

The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe's cultural heritage in four categories. Every year, up to six monetary awards of 10.000 euro each are awarded to the top laureates in the various categories.

The criteria for the assessment of entries include excellence in the work executed and preliminary research conducted, as well as respect for artistic, cultural and social value, setting, authenticity and integrity. Special attention is also paid to sustainability, interpretation and presentation, educational work, funding and management, and social responsibility. Entries can be on a scale ranging from small to large, local to international, and should display a standard of work considered outstanding in a European context.

Outstanding achievements in the field of heritage conservation and enhancement will be awarded in the categories of conservation, research, dedicated service by individuals or organisations, and education, training and awareness-raising.

Entry Forms are available at www.europanostra.org/apply-for-an-award-2013/

The closing date for the submission of entries is 1 October 2012.

For more information, please contact: Elena Bianchi, EUROPA NOSTRA, The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe, Lange Voorhout 35, NL - 2514 EC Den Haag, The Netherlands; tel.: +31 70 302 40 58; fax: +31 70 361 78 65; e-mail: eb@europanostra.org; www.europanostra.org