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Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards 2020

The awards are open to all organisations in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.  Entry is free for Forum members and £32 for non-members.  The awards have been rescheduled as a result of the coronavirus situation – all the categories are the same but there is more time to complete and enter projects.  If you entered the awards prior to coronavirus lockdown you can choose whether to stick with your entry or resubmit it to take advantage of the revised dates.

Entries 31st January 2021, Virtual Awards Night April 2021

Whether your heritage organisation is big or small, new or long established, by entering the awards you can take advantage of this exciting opportunity to:
  • Encourage Your People
  • Have Your Organisation Publicised
  • Be Inspired With Others
  • Promote Leicestershire and Rutland’s Heritage

Award Categories

Organisations can enter as many of the eight themed categories as they wish:

In addition organisations may enter either the Museum or Heritage Group Of The Year categories

  • Museum Of The Year – for organisations that own, lease or rent a building / site that is visited by the public – download Museum Of The Year Entry Form
  • Heritage Group Of The Year – for organisations that do not own, lease or rent a building / site that is visited by the public – download Heritage Group Of The Year Entry Form
None of the above forms have changed for the new date.  If you are wondering what to enter, look at the last awards for inspiration.


Awards Information

  • Updated 10th Sept 2020 – Awards Entry Information – details of how to enter the awards – download Awards Entry Information
  • Awards Criteria – questions the judges will be asking when assessing the awards – download Awards Criteria
  • Updated 10th Sept 2020 – Entry Summary – will be used by the judges when assessing the Museum and Heritage Group Of The Year categories, plus used by the Forum for the Awards Night Programme – download Entry Summary
  • Updated 10th Sept 2020 – Consent Form – enables the Forum to pass on your entry information to the judges, local councillors and the media – download Entry Consent Form

The Leicestershire & Rutland Heritage Awards 2018

Congratulations to all the entrants, you are all winners as each project has contributed to the success of your organisation and the area’s heritage.  For inspiration for the next awards read the 2018 list of entries and winners