Docomomo International would like to share that submissions for the 2021 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation are now being accepted, with an extended deadline of 31 August 2021.
The Awards recognize exemplary efforts by individuals and organizations in restoring or conserving existing structures, places and properties of heritage value in the region. Winning projects should demonstrate a thorough understanding of the site, sound technical achievement, and outstanding sustainability impact.
Eligible projects must have been completed within the last 10 years (March 2011 – August 2021 if pre-existing use was retained, or August 2020 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.
Winners will be announced in the following categories: Award of Excellence; Award of Distinction; Award of Merit; Award for New Design in Heritage Contexts; and Special Recognition for Sustainable Development. The Special Recognition for Sustainable Development and an updated set of Awards Criteria were introduced in 2020 to acknowledge more prominently the contribution of cultural heritage to sustainable development within the broader framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The deadline for receipt of materials online has been extended to 31 August 2021. Project dossiers to be posted to UNESCO Bangkok shall be postmarked no later than 31 August 2021.
To participate in the 2021 Awards program, and for access to resources, please visit:
For further details and information regarding previous winners, please visit:
To know more information about the Awards, please visit UNESCO’s website.