Nick Cahill Award 2023

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The Diocese of Truro Advisory Committee and Cornwall Council welcome entries for the 2023 Nick Cahill Award

This annual award commemorates Nick Cahill; a hugely influential and highly respected member of the heritage community. Nick was a scholar and authority on heritage who was unfailingly generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge and opinion. The award scheme reflects Nick’s passion for Cornish churches and chapels. The award is open to projects carried out on Cornish ecclesiastical buildings or within their settings and associations (graveyards, cemetery buildings, Sunday schools). It will recognise excellence in design and craftsmanship in restoration, conservation and/or improvement projects.

Entries are welcome from all faiths and denominations. The award criteria are deliberately wide-ranging and entries are encouraged from diverse areas of work, including:

  • Historic fabric restoration or conservation projects involving traditional
  • Re-ordering schemes, extensions or additions to buildings.
  • Sympathetic conversion of redundant ecclesiastical buildings or spaces.
  • Environmental improvements including renewable energy and habitat creation.
  • Accessibility improvements.
  • Community volunteering, training and skills development in conservation or preservation associated with a specific project benefitting an ecclesiastical building, its setting or associations.
  • Newly commissioned artwork or installations such as stained glass and memorials.
  • Newly commissioned collections such as candlesticks, vestments, sculpture, paintings and furniture.

Completed entries must be submitted by 31 June 2023.

Last year’s winners can be seen on page 2 of the August 2022 edition of Truro Diocese’s Our News.

For full terms and conditions and details on how to enter, please read the attached pdf: Terms and Conditions