Entries are being accepted for the 2013 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The awards recognise the achievements of the private sector and public-private initiatives in successfully conserving or restoring structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. The deadline for receipt of materials is March 31, 2013. Winners will be announced in August.
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The Heritage Awards ProgrammeWith support from the Macau Foundation, the awards programme is being enhanced to have even greater impact in raising awareness about exemplary practices in conserving heritage sites around the region, UNESCO said. Projects involving heritage properties more than 50 years old that were completed within the last 10 years are eligible for consideration. Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, archaeological heritage sites and cultural landscapes, for example, are all suitable for entry.t
Entries for the programme must be submitted with an official entry form, project description using the provided official format, drawings and photographs in hard copy and on CD-ROM to UNESCO Bangkok.