Worcestershire Local History Forum Outstanding Achievement Award

As part of our aims to encourage promotion of Worcestershire History & Heritage, the Worcester Local History Forum runs an annual Awards programme. This award is given for promoting Worcestershire Local History. Submissions must be from members of the WLHF or members of member societies in the case of individual submissions. Submissions can be made for either a Group or an Individual award.

Group and Individual Entries

Group entries should be a specific project (e.g a publication, piece of research, a building or document conservation project, establishing a new museum or archive) that has been completed within the last three years.

Individual entries can be either a specific project or an on-going contribution, perhaps over many years, to promote Worcestershire local history.

What should be included:

Entries must be word processed and can include photographs, booklets, graphics and artwork and must include a synopsis describing the project, ideally 250-400 words.

Details

  1. Entries should be sent by post to the chairman to arrive before 31 July.
  2. Entries should not be sent by email.
  3. The winners will be announced at the Annual General Meeting to be held at The Hive in Worcester.
  4. One week after the submission has been sent, an email should be sent to the chairman at chairman@wlhf.org.uk to check that it has been received.
  5. A ‘group’ entry should be from a named member organisation with an elected committee.  The submission will be in the name of the group.
  6. An ‘individual’ entry should be the work of one named person

Judging Criteria

The project requires a clear description of the aims, objectives and achievements of the project and judging will be based upon the following criteria:

For Group Entries

  1. Has the project achieved new knowledge of the county’s history in this field of research?
  2. Has the project achieved a new interpretation of the county’s history in this field of research?
  3. Has this project helped to preserve one or more aspects of the county’s past?
  4. To what extent can this project be used to understand the present?
  5. To what extent has the work been published:
        a) within the county?
        b) outside the county?
  6. How accessible are the results of the project to the public?
  7. To what extent have professional services been used?
  8. To what extent did the project fulfil its aim?

For Individual Entries

  1. Has the applicant provided new knowledge about the county’s history during his/her activities?
  2. To what extent can residents in, and visitors to, the county appreciate the applicant’s activities?
  3. Have their activities helped to preserve one or more aspects of the county’s past?
  4. To what extent has the work been published:
    a) within the county?
    b) outside the county?
  5. For how long and in what ways has the applicant been involved in promoting Worcestershire local history?
  6. To what extent has the applicant worked with other groups, societies or individuals in order to promote Worcestershire Local History?
  7. To what extent has the applicant promoted Worcestershire local history?

The competition will be judged by three individuals with no personal interest in any person or group that has made an entry: one judge will be a member of the WLHF committee and two will be non-committee members of the WLHF.

The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into after the results have been announced.