By KLTV Newsdesk –
Nominations for the 2023 Community Archives and Heritage Group Awards (CAHG) are now open, and you can get involved with just a 200-word entry form.
Every year CAHG gives awards to outstanding groups and projects all across the UK and Ireland and celebrates the importance of community archives and heritage.
The Community Archives and Heritage Group are a special interest section of the Archives and Records Association and are the main professional body representing archivists, records managers and archive conservators in Britain and Ireland. 2023 marks the 12th year of the awards.
The last awards presentation was held in July 2022 at the Ollscoil na Gaillimhe – University of Galway, at the annual CAHG Conference, a weekend-long gathering of archivists, community groups, and individuals passionate about archiving.
Winners included Workie Ticket Theatre who won the overall award and the Wellbeing award, the Scattery Island Heritage Group, who won the Gathering and Preserving Heritage award, and Liberties Weavers, with their fascinating project in Dublin which won them the Community Engagement Award.
KLTV was honored to recieve the Gathering and Preserving Heritage Award in 2020 for our work on Windrush: The Years After – A Community Legacy on Film.
We were privileged to attend the conference in Galway last year, and you can check out highlights of both the weekend itself and the awards, filmed by KLTV, on CAHG’s website.
For the nominations this year, CAHG are asking you to tell them about what you value about your community archive.
Whether it’s the new stories discovered about the people, or the way the research and activities bring the community together, or the important artefacts and paperwork preserved for the next generation.
This year CAHG asking for submissions to tell them what you value, so it’ll be their membership that determines which categories they judge the entrants under and, therefore, what awards they give out.
What makes your archive special?
To get that process rolling, CAHG are inviting all their members to tell them in 200 words, what makes your archive or project so special.
Submissions can be sent via the form available on CAHG’s website.
The closing date for this submission is 13th March 2023. CAHG contact the shortlisted groups in April for more information before announcing our winners for 2023.