How to apply

The awards are for the Conservation of Heritage Value through Preservation, Rehabilitation or Restoration, Planning and Communication.
These awards promote excellence in heritage conservation and highlight the expertise of our membership as heritage professionals.

Eligibility

Entrants must be CAHP Professional Members in good standing.

Eligible Projects

Submissions are required to demonstrate outstanding achievement in the heritage field, and to exemplify the principles stated in applicable national, provincial/territorial, or local heritage policies (e.g. Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada). Projects must have been completed after 1 January 2021 and prior to 1 June 2024.

Award Categories

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Archaeology studies by an archaeologist (member of CAHP) supporting the conservation of historic places; OR projects undertaken by members in any discipline to preserve archaeological resources in situ with support from any archaeologist.

Award of Excellence (2)
Award of Merit (2)

Criteria:
Projects representing preservation, restoration and/or rehabilitation treatments that required the application of architectural knowledge by a CAHP member in any part of a conservation project.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Projects representing preservation, restoration and/or rehabilitation treatments that required the application of engineering knowledge, theory and analysis by a CAHP member in any part of a conservation project.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Projects representing preservation, restoration and/or rehabilitation treatments that required the application of landscape knowledge by a CAHP member in any part of a conservation project.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Projects that highlight the work by a CAHP member (including, but not limited to: art conservator, carpenter, mason, metalworker, heritage glazier) in the conservation of materials or works of art and for craftsmanship.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Small projects (less than ~ $500k project cost) by a CAHP member, focusing on specific small-scale interventions to cultural resources that fully demonstrate the power of heritage conservation.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Studies, reports, publications (books or monographs or exhibition catalogues) or other research projects undertaken by a CAHP member that contribute to the understanding and conservation of an historic place through the application of planning knowledge and research. Eligible submissions may include studies, historical research, published works, monographs, exhibitions,  inventories or assessments supporting a conservation project or historic place(s), as well as comprehensive planning projects such as heritage conservation district plans or conservation design manuals.

Award of Excellence (1)
Award of Merit (1)

Criteria:
Courses, interpretation projects and scholarly studies by a CAHP member that contribute to greater knowledge within communities or in an academic field about heritage conservation.

Criteria:
This award is intended to recognize a CAHP Intern member who has played a significant role in fields such as conservation, architecture, urban planning, archaeology, and history. Applications will typically focus on the intern’s contributions to the field through multiple projects and roles but may also be based on unusual and award-worthy work on a single project. The application may be prepared by the CAHP Intern member, but the nominator must be either the intern member’s CAHP Mentor, or any other CAHP Professional member in good standing.

NEW: CAHP will offer a $500 award to a winner of this category.

This award is intended to recognize heritage projects completed by a secondary or post-secondary student in fields such as conservation, architecture, engineering, urban planning, archaeology and history. The student project should demonstrate understanding of heritage conservation principles, standards and guidelines. For 2022, all students applying for the Student Achievement award will be given free student membership for one year.

In addition to the categories above, CAHP invites nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award to honour a CAHP member who has made an outstanding contribution to the conservation of heritage in Canada over a period of not less than 20 years. The nominator is not required to be a CAHP member.

Awards Jury

The awards jury is composed of professionals from a diversity of both geography and disciplines, including CAHP members and non-member heritage practitioners. The jury receives awards submissions in advance of the in-person adjudication. The members of the jury are announced mid-year.

Awards Committee Members

Online Application

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Guide for Submissions

The 2024 CAHP Awards Guide for Submissions provides instructions for the application process.

Key Dates

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Submissions Deadline: Thursday, June 20, 2024, no later than 10PM (EDT)
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Jury Adjudication: September 2024
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Awards Ceremony: November 2024

Previous CAHP Award Winners