Awards Three new BCHF awards announced

Three new BCHF awards announced

BCHF Board Members have been busy working to modernize programs and policies in time for the Federation’s 100th anniversary.

Last year, the Board approved three new awards recommended by the Awards Committee and nominations for these awards are being accepted until March 1, 2022.

The Cultural Resource Accessibility Award is a $500 prize that honours excellence in cultural resource management work, which aims to help connect British Columbians with their history. Eligible projects include those related to the preservation and presentation of BC’s heritage collections: cataloguing, scanning, digitizing, finding aids and more.

The Advocacy Award is a prize of $250 that recognizes the sector’s bright lights. The award is presented for groundbreaking initiatives and projects that create positive change in the world around us and improve the lives of all British Columbians. The theme of the award changes annually and is announced at the BCHF Awards Gala. This year’s theme is: truth and reconciliation.

The Storytelling Award is a $500 prize that recognizes excellence in storytelling in non-traditional formats. This new award replaces the former “Best Website” and “Best News and Media” awards and is open to organizations, groups and individuals who engage the hearts and minds of visitors while exploring British Columbia’s rich heritage. The award seeks to reward those who dream big, push boundaries to innovate and take risks, regardless of organizational size, budget or size.

More information is available in the Awards section of our website. Nominations can be submitted by email to Anna Irwin: anna@bchistory.ca. Recipients will receive a certificate as well as an annual membership to the BCHF. They will be notified in spring 2022 and announced alongside all our our usual awards including Scholarships, Centennial Legacy Fund, Recognitions, Best Historical Writing, and Best Article, at our annual Conference.