The NHIG Ironwork Conservation Award, which will be presented for the first time at the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths (WCB) Awards Lunch in October 2020, seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence in ironwork conservation as an inspiration for all.
Any aspect of heritage ironwork, on any scale, in a public or a private setting, is eligible. Individuals or teams can enter themselves or be nominated by a third party. The award will be presented to the practitioner(s) who carried out the work, rather than to those who commissioned or specified it, although joint entries by architect and blacksmith, for example, are also welcome.
Submitted work must have been carried out in the last 5 years in accordance with current conservation philosophy.
The judges will be interested in:
• Appropriateness of materials and techniques used
• Extent to which loss of original fabric was minimised
• Quality of craftsmanship
To find out more or enter go to: https://nhig.org.uk/nhig-award/
The 2020 Application Round will open on 14th February 2020 and close on 14th June 2020. Entries must be submitted online by midnight on Sunday 14th June 2020.