Tuesday, April 2, 2013

EU Award for Cultural Heritage

The Watershed Landscape Project has been awarded a Laureate in the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2013 (http://www.europanostra.org/laureates-2013/). The 30 winners, across four categories, were selected from nearly 200 nominated projects. The Watershed Landscape Project is the only UK winner in the ‘Education, Training and Awareness-raising’ category, placing the heritage of the South Pennines and the work of its volunteers firmly on the European stage. 

“The Jury thought the South Pennines Watershed Landscape a most imaginative project for raising awareness of a rich natural and archaeological heritage. Impressive in scale and multidisciplinary in approach, it tells fascinating stories, ensuring sustainable protection of the cultural landscape and enhancing regional development. It has turned a once-disregarded area into a popular destination, attracting wide interest among the local population, from children to a range of ethnic groups. A high standard of academic research was matched by extensive publicity through diverse popular channels.”

Well done everyone!

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