Four Rivers Seeks Nominations for Eighth Annual Heritage Awards

Aug 17 2011

Four Rivers Seeks Nominations for Eighth Annual Heritage Awards


Annapolis, MD – Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town & South County seeks nominations for its eighth annual heritage awards. These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy.

Awards are made in eight different categories, including Best Heritage Tourism Product, Best New Initiative, Best Heritage Partnership, Heritage Professional of the Year, Heritage Interpreter of the Year, and the Public/Private Initiative Award. Nominations are also requested for the Legacy Award, which recognizes an individual or group who continues or preserves a traditional craft or livelihood, and the Heritage Leadership Award, which goes to an individual or organization for significant and long-lasting contributions to local history and heritage. Self-nominations are accepted.

Nomination forms are available on our website or by calling the Four Rivers Heritage Area office. Completed nominations must include a brief written statement on why you feel your nominee should be recognized in a particular category. Supplemental materials are required in some categories. A complete listing of previous award winners is available on our website.

The nominations deadline is September 23, 2011. A heritage area awards committee will review and evaluate nominations; awards will be presented at the Four Rivers annual awards ceremony in late October, where we will also celebrate ten years of achievement since certification.

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s twelve state-certified heritage areas, is part of the Maryland Heritage Areas Program. For more information, please call the heritage area office at 410-222-1805.