Call for Entries: 2022 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation
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Bangkok, Thailand – Submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Since 2000, the Awards programme has recognized 265 winners from 27 Asia-Pacific countries for their thorough understanding of their sites; their sound technical achievements; and their project’s significant social and policy impacts at the local, national and regional levels. By recognizing these practices, the Awards programme has contributed to meaningful achievements in advancing the regional conversation about what constitutes cultural heritage, who has a stake in its stewardship, and how cultural heritage can contribute to the sustainable well-being of cities, societies and the environment.
In 2021, UNESCO and the Ng Teng Fong Charitable Foundation (NTFCF) have entered into a strategic partnership to promote practices of transformative heritage conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. Under this strategic partnership, the Awards programme has launched new initiatives such as the Heritage Apprentice and the Sustainable Heritage Management Masterclass to amplify the impacts of the programme through capacity-building.
The deadline for the receipt of all materials is 31 July 2022.

Award Categories
Winners will be announced in November 2022 in the following levels of achievement: Award of Excellence, Award of Distinction, Award of Merit, Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts; and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development.
Eligibility Criteria
Eligible projects must have been completed within the last 10 years (March 2012 – July 2022 if pre-existing use was retained, or July 2021 if a project has a new use). Houses, commercial and institutional buildings, historic towns and villages, archaeological sites and cultural landscapes, for example, are all suitable for submission.
To apply for the 2022 Awards and for relevant resources, please