My Place Awards 2012

SCOTTISH CIVIC TRUST CALLS FOR ENTRIES TO MY PLACE AWARDS 2012

The search is on again to find Scotland's best new civic project as well as a Civic Champion for 2012.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards scheme is unique in Scotland as it is a national celebration of good local design and conservation as nominated and evaluated by local people.  It is not an industry award.  In 2012 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a project that has had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and has delivered positive benefits to that community.  Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to their local heritage.

Local civic trusts and groups affiliated to the Scottish Civic Trust, and, for the first time, all Community Councils, can nominate projects and people for the My Place Awards.  In 2012 a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award will recognise a project that has had a positive impact in a local neighbourhood and has delivered positive benefits to that community.  Also, a Scottish Civic Trust My Place Civic Champion Award will be presented to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to their local heritage.

Nominations for the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Award 2012 must be submitted online at www.myplaceawards.org.uk.  Nominations for both categories will be published on the Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards website and a judging panel of industry experts will assess all the entries and decide on winners for 2012. Winners will be presented at a special ceremony in March 2012.

Launching the 2012 awards at the Scottish Civic Trust annual conference on 27 October, Ray Entwistle, Chairman of the Scottish Civic Trust said:

"The My Place Awards go from strength to strength.  This is one of the few national award schemes where buildings and people are nominated by local communities and where recognition is given to the best example of civic architecture.  The Scottish Civic Trust welcomes nominations from civic trusts and community councils across Scotland for this important award."

Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop said:

"I am pleased to continue the Government's support for the Scottish Civic Trust's My Place Awards. The Awards have a very special value because they recognise places of high quality that are important to people's lives. Good design plays a major role in supporting vibrant and healthy economic communities and also reflects Scotland's creativity, innovation and sense of cultural identity."


Christine McNally, National Development Officer, of the Association of Scottish Community Councils (ASCC) said:

"ASCC is pleased to support the Scottish Civic Trust 'My Place Award'.  Scottish communities through their community councils are key partners in the support, and protection of community heritage.  Community councils are well placed to inform community opinion and we hope that community councils shall embrace this invite and nominate projects which are beneficial in not only protecting local heritage but also in strengthening communities."

The 2012 Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards were launched at the Heritage + Development = ? conference on Thursday 27 October 2011, at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

The Scottish Civic Trust My Place Awards are supported by the Scottish Government.

For further information contact John Pelan at the Scottish Civic Trust on 0141 221 1466 email john.pelan@scottishcivictrust.org.uk