2016 Awards Criteria
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Southcott Awards.
Nominations will be considered in five separate categories:
- Heritage Restoration
- Heritage Tradesperson
- Design in Context
- Heritage Stewardship
- Lifetime Achievement
Nominations are considered for finished architectural restoration projects of historic properties. The committee considers architectural design, quality of conservation work, preservation of original features, use of traditional materials, and the integrity of the structure and its surrounding site.
Structures which display an architectural style that is not particularly historic, but of a recognizable modern design, like the Arts and Crafts or Brutalism styles of architecture, will also be considered. Specifically, those structures which may have been built in the early to mid-twentieth century are eligible for nomination.
This award recognizes the skill and contribution of an individual in the craft of trade professions in heritage conservation. The individual must work using specialist and traditional methods and exhibit a high standard of craftsmanship.
Individual tradesperson(s), architect(s), or other heritage professional(s) having completed exemplary work relating to the conservation, preservation or restoration of a heritage structure are eligible for nomination.
Design in Context
More than an issue of aesthetics, quality building design has the power to encourage economic development and improve the quality of life for residents in an area. Such design may address issues of sustainability and encourage community renewal.
The Trust seeks to recognize individuals or organiations that have completed an architectural design project sensitive to the heritage character (architecture, streetscape, viewscape, etc.) of the surrounding environment. New, infill and renovations will be considered for how sympathetic the addition is to the historic context of the neighbouring area with regard to style, scale, form, and building materials. The quality of workmanship may also be assessed.
Awards may be considered for excellence in long-term maintenance of heritage properties that have not been significantly altered since construction. Properties showing little alteration to the original structure and surrounding landscape will be assessed on their original architectural integrity and maintenance by subsequent owners.
This award recognizes individuals who have made an exceptional volunteer contribution to heritage conservation over a period of 25 years of more. The successful individual will have demonstrated:
- positive impact on the community, region or province
- good conservation practices
Application Deadline & Additional Information
All completed applications submitted by the May 15, 2016 deadline date will be reviewed by the Southcott Selection Committee. All nominators will receive a response by July 15, 2016 (please include your contact information, including e-mail address, with all correspondence).
Do not put application materials in a folder, binder or other type of cover. Photos may be submitted as photographs, on CD or DVD. (We prefer you do not submit your images as colour photocopies and prints as they do not translate well on our website or as a video presentation). If original photographs are included with your application, please indicate if you wish to have them returned.
Applications should be mailed to the address below:
Newfoundland Historic Trust
P.O. Box 2403
St. John's, NL A1C 6E7
Decisions of the Selection Committee are final. The Committee reserves the right to refuse an award in any given category.