Submissions close

Sunday 8 March 2020


Winners announced

May 2020

What are the Built Environment Awards?

The Built Environment Awards are two separate programs that contribute to and celebrate our understanding of the inner west's built heritage: the Marrickville Medal for Conservation, and the Inner West Urban Photography Competition.

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Submissions for 2020 Built Environment Awards

Submissions are now closed for the 2020 Built Environment Awards.

Marrickville Medal for Conservation

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded annually since 1995 and was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales.

It celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of the Inner West’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

The award coincides with the state-wide National Trust Heritage Festival held in April–May every year.

Eligibility and judging

The award is open to all building works, completed in the past three years, having positive conservation outcomes. Conservation includes any of the following approaches:

  • Preservation
  • Restoration
  • Reconstruction
  • Adaptation
  • Interpretation

Works can be large or small, private or public, but the judges will be looking for thoughtful and innovative outcomes.

The three-person judging panel may include: a heritage specialist, a member of a local heritage society and a conservation architect.

Inner West Urban Photography Competition

The Inner West Urban Photography Competition is open to people of all ages and abilities, and encourages people to engage with the Inner West Council urban landscape.

Eligibility and judging

Inner West Urban Photography Competition images must in some way feature, reference or comment on heritage attributes of our built environment within the Inner West Council local government area.

The municipality is full of uniquely interesting places, spaces, and details which may evoke strong emotive responses.

The competition specifically seeks a contemporary perspective on the layers of urban fabric around us.

The judging panel may include two or more of the following judges: a photographic teacher or curator, Council's Cultural or Heritage Advisor, a member of the local heritage societies, a commercial photographer or head of photography, and/or an LRAC member.

The Built Environment Awards are part of the National Trust’s 2020 Australian Heritage Festival which runs throughout April and May.

Additional information about the Heritage Festival can be found at the National Trust website.

About the Built Environment Awards

The Built Environment Awards are two separate programs that contribute to and celebrate our understanding of the inner west's built heritage and include:

  • Marrickville Medal for Conservation
  • Urban Photography Competition

The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded annually since 1995 and was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales. It celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of the Inner West’s rich cultural and architectural heritage.

The Urban Photography Competition encourages residents to engage with the Inner West Council urban landscape.

The 2020 Built Environment Awards will be presented at an event in May 2020.

2019 winners and finalists

On Saturday 4 May, the 2019 Built Environment Awards were presented at the Kirkbride Theatre, Sydney College of the Arts, Lilyfield. Congratulations to all Award recipients! An exhibition of the finalists was held at Leichhardt Library from 3 June to 31 July 2019.

BEA 2019 - Heritage Awards Highly Commended

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