The Canterbury Heritage Awards recognise excellence in heritage retention and conservation, heritage tourism and heritage education within the public and private sector and promote the values of best practice heritage retention and conservation to the wider community.
The inaugural Christchurch Heritage Awards were held in 2010. In 2012 the Awards represented a very especial event following the devastation of the 2011 earthquakes and focused on the wider region, becoming the Canterbury Heritage Awards.
The city’s heritage has suffered a terrible blow with many of the region’s historic buildings severely damaged and in some cases completely destroyed. Whilst ensuring the safety of the people of Christchurch is the first priority it is important that we also focus on the repair and restoration of the city’s heritage buildings.
2021 Finalist Announced
After receiving nearly 60 entries for the biennial Canterbury Heritage Awards for 2021, the judging panel selected 30 finalists to progress through to the Awards Ceremony on the 11th June. Dame Anna Crighton, Chair of the Christchurch Heritage Awards Charitable Trust, said, once again the level of entries eclipsed all anticipation.
2021 Awards Ceremony
The sold out event was held on Friday 11 June at the Christ’s College Dining Hall.
Click here for a download link for the photos from the evening.