Cultural awards to be announced
Winners of the biennial Cultural Heritage Awards will be announced on Saturday, April 22.
The awards are held in conjunction with the Greater SheppartonHeritage Advisory Committee and coincide with National Heritage Week.
Awards acting team leader Elke Cummins said the awards promoted the benefits of cultural heritage preservation and highlighted good-practice examples.
There are eight categories of awards and the winners will be recognised through its guardian and undertakers.
‘‘They include buildings, landscapes, artworks, and they can include intangible cultural heritage, so folklore, traditions, language and knowledge,’’ Ms Cummins said.
Nominations for the awards closed on December 9 last year and were assessed by a professional judging panel using the assessment criteria and conditions contained within the Greater Shepparton Cultural Heritage Awards Guidelines, 2016.
The highest-scoring nomination in each category will be honoured at the awards night.
Helping hands: The Tatura Community House hosted the Rodney CWA women as part of its Helping Hand program last week. The women were assisted by Community House instructor Verena Curren who took them through the process of applying for a Working with Children’s check. The women spent an enjoyable afternoon in the computer room, learning how to tackle the technology as well as complete the check form. Pictured is Jo Glover, Beverley McMahon, instructor Verena Curren, Melvie Darby, Beatrice Greaves, Carole Craik and Lyn Harrison.
Excited: Jenny Houlihan, Heritage Advisory Committee chair Geoff Maynard and Mayor Dinny Adem launched the 2017 Cultural Heritage Awards in August last year. Nominations closed in December. Picture: Julie Mercer