Who looks after the heritage in your community? Make sure you nominate them for this year’s award.

SPS is launching the Suffolk Heritage Champion Awards this summer

Our new awards are aimed at highlighting the work of local people and communities looking after Suffolk’s historic places and buildings.

The vast majority of good conservation work in Suffolk is carried out by or under the direction of local people, whether that be one person or a group working and caring for part of their local heritage. They may be tending their local churchyard, raising funds for a restoration project, or campaigning to protect a special historic place from decline or insensitive development.

These are the very heritage champions that we seek to recognise, promote and congratulate and we invite you to consider who deserves this award in your community


Suffolk Heritage Champion Awards categories:

There will be two categories for these awards:

  • Award for an individual’s contribution to a heritage building or site
  • Award for best community campaign to protect a heritage building or the historic environment

How to make your nomination:

The Suffolk Heritage Champion Awards is set to go live on 21 June 2021 – Suffolk Day – and will be open for submissions until 30 September 2021.

Entering the awards is simple and straightforward. We’ll be accepting self-nominations, as well as nominations by third parties and will only require a maximum of 200 words and a couple of pictures, one of which should be a photograph of the person or people being nominated, and one of the project.

To submit your candidate for recognition of the work they carry out please send your entry to sps@suffolksociety.org using the subject ‘Suffolk Heritage Champion Awards’.

The Little Hall gardeners in Lavenham. This group volunteer their time to maintain the beautiful walled gardens which form an integral part of the heritage experience of a visit to the Little Hall museum.