Heritage Awards

Nominate an individual, organization, corporation, school, municipality, First Nation or Metis Settlement for their efforts to protect, preserve and promote Alberta's heritage.


Presented by the Alberta government, the Heritage Awards recognize individuals, non-profit organizations, corporations, municipalities and First Nations and Metis settlements for their significant contributions to the protection, preservation and promotion of Alberta's heritage. Heritage awards are presented every 2 years.

Recipients of the 2022 Heritage Awards were recognized at an awards ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth II Building in Edmonton on October 3, 2022.

Nominations for the Heritage Awards Program 2024 are open until June 1, 2024.

Awards will be presented to the recipients in September 2024. Date and venue of the event will be announced later.

Read the nomination fact sheet on the 2024 program.

Award categories

Heritage Conservation Award

Recognizes projects that demonstrate excellence in the:

  • conservation of a Provincial Historic Resource, Municipal Historic Resource or Indigenous Historic Place
  • identification, protection and management of historic places
  • protection and management of palaeontological and archaeological resources

Projects must have been completed within the last 3 years.

Heritage Awareness Award

Recognizes research, publications or public engagement projects that have deepened our understanding and promoted greater awareness of Alberta’s heritage.

Projects must have been completed within the last 3 years.

Outstanding Achievement Award

Recognizes an individual’s or organization’s exemplary long-term leadership and contribution to the preservation and presentation of Alberta’s history.

Individuals should have a minimum of 10 years involvement with heritage in the province and have made personal contributions to the field well beyond the responsibilities of any heritage related employment. Organizations should have a minimum of 10 years involvement with heritage in the province.

Past winners


Eligible nominees

  • individuals residing in Alberta
  • Alberta-based organizations including:
    • non-profit organizations
    • corporations
    • churches
    • schools
    • municipalities
    • First Nations and Metis Settlements
    • self-nominations

Ineligible nominees

  • deceased individuals
  • nominees who are unaware of, or disapprove the nomination
  • staff of Alberta Arts, Culture and Status of Women


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How to nominate

Step 1. Read the guidelines and complete the nomination package

Include the following documents in your nomination package:

  • completed nomination form signed by the nominee
  • letter of nomination signed by the nominator
  • details of why this project, individual or organization is being nominated
    • explain how the nominee demonstrates excellence in the protection, preservation and promotion of Alberta’s heritage
  • biography or profile of the individual(s) or organization involved
  • press clippings, letters of support or any other pertinent materials
  • photographs illustrating project, where applicable


  • It is the responsibility of the nominator to provide sufficient and relevant materials to support the nomination.
  • Incomplete submissions may be considered ineligible for consideration by the review committee.
  • Nomination submissions and supporting materials will be retained by the Alberta government.
  • Nominees may only receive an award in one category.

Step 2. Submit the nomination package

Drop off, mail, courier or email your nomination package to:

Heritage Awards Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2P8
Email: [email protected]

After you submit a nomination

  • The heritage awards review committee will evaluate the nominations.
  • The Minister of Alberta Arts, Culture and Status of Women will make the final decision. 
  • Winners and non-winners will receive a letter notifying them of the decision. 
  • Awards will be presented to recipients during an awards ceremony.


For more information, contact the Program Coordinator:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-431-2305
Toll free: 310-0000 followed by the number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Heritage Awards Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6G 2P8