IHBC President launches 2021 #IHBCMarshAwards: ‘Your chance to nominate ‘retired IHBC members’ and/or ‘successful learners’ for our awards’, with new closing date – 31 March

The IHBC’s Marsh Awards, developed in partnership with the Marsh Christian Trust, has launched the two 2021 Awards – for civic contributions by retired members, and for successful learning in heritage skills – with prizes that include £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Brighton 2021 Annual School, and with a new closing date of 31 March 2021.

… nominate candidates for the IHBC Marsh Awards…

IHBC President Mike Brown is calling on members and networks to nominate candidates for the 2021 IHBC Marsh Awards for ‘Successful Learning in Heritage Skills’, and for ‘Community Contribution (Retired Member of the IHBC)’.

Mike Brown said: ‘The nomination process is extremely simple, while the winners are recognised with cash awards of £500 and a free place at the IHBC’s Annual School – subject to COVID-19 restrictions of course.’

‘For the winning learner, both the funding and the education from the School – even if a largely virtual one – could be a critical step-up in their trade or career. For retired members of the IHBC (all categories), if the cash award is not a priority, it might be donated to another deserving cause – including the IHBC’s CREATIVE Conservation Fund – while also raising the profile of their good work.’

… celebrate the contribution of a retired IHBC member…

… recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft skills…

‘So please do nominate someone deserving that you know, so they can be thanked and celebrated as follows:

  • The IHBC Marsh Award for Community Contribution (Retired Member) is offered to celebrate the contribution of a retired IHBC member to the community (e.g. through BPT involvement, neighbourhood planning, civic and local trusts with heritage interests).
  • IHBC Marsh Award for Successful Learning in Heritage Skills is designed to recognise the contribution of an individual for their significant learning in traditional building activities and craft

‘I know it does take a little effort, but could make all the difference to someone’s life skills or cherished projects.’

To nominate, all you need do is complete an easy-fill form:

…Nomination forms must be submitted by March 31…

For full details visit the website

How to nominate
Visit the  IHBC’s Marsh Awards website for full details and to complete the online form RETIRED or LEARNING, giving details of the nominee and covering the following points:

  • a brief description of the activities contributed or the skills mastered (max 500 words),
  • how the individual made a difference to the benefit of the historic environment and/ or community through these activities or skills.
  • supporting information, such as a pictures, documents or website references relating to the nomination, which can be uploaded to the online form or included with the postal form.

If you are not able to complete an online application, you can download an application form in either Word or PDF from the website.  Then email the completed form to marshawards@ihbc.org.uk or post to Marsh Awards, IHBC, Jubilee House, High Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6HA.

If you would like further guidance on your nomination please contact Michael Netter at services@ihbc.org.uk.

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