Visitor Experience Manager – Forest Enterprise Scotland – Inverness or Edinburgh
October 25, 2018
ENGLISH HERITAGE Interpretation Manager South East
November 9, 2018

HURRY the 31 October deadline for applying to be a judge for the AHI 2019 Discover Heritage Awards is fast approaching!

Planning is already under way for the next series of the Discover Heritage Awards, which will open for entry in January 2019 and be awarded at the ceremony at our annual conference in October.

Full details can be found in the (very short!) application forms [AHI Awards site judges application form or Awards Judging Panel Call and Brief], but here’s a summary of how you can get involved.

We are looking for four Full (MAHI) or Fellow (FAHI) members from England, Scotland, Wales and the island of Ireland to join the Awards Judging Panel for 2019 and 2021. Working with the Chair, the panel’s tasks are to shortlist entries in spring, then choose the winners in late summer based on the site judges reports.

We are also looking for a team of site judges, who will visit the shortlisted sites during the summers of 2019 and 2021. If you are an experienced interpreter with Full (MAHI) or Fellow (MAHI) membership, you can apply to be a mentor site judge. We are also looking for mentee site judges, who are new to interpretation and would benefit from working closely with more experienced interpreters to assess real projects at real sites. Mentees’ experience will also count towards full AHI membership.

Being a panel or site judge is a great opportunity for free training (in April 2019), CPD and networking, as well as a chance to experience and assess exciting and innovative interpretive projects with colleagues. We ask that you give time freely, but AHI will train and support you throughout the process, and reimburse all reasonable travel expenses.

Please email for further information.

Would you like your company name associated with the only awards in the UK and Ireland to celebrate excellence in interpretation judged by the leading interpreters in these countries?

As well as helping to support the profession, sponsorship comes with a range of benefits to promote your services. The following companies have already stepped forward to be category sponsors:

NovaDura has kindly agreed to be the Official 2019 Discover Heritage Awards Sponsor.

Minerva Heritage - Museums and historic properties/sites.
The Way Design - Outdoors - urban and rural.
Bright3d - Volunteers and community groups up to £100k

Would your company like to sponsor one of the remaining categories?

  • Visitor and interpretation centres.
  • Events and activities (time-limited [e.g. visitors with particular disabilities; BMEs; young children; excluded groups; those in need of skills and training]
  • The AHI Award. “Excellence in Interpretation”
  • Lifetime achievement Award

Please download information AHI Awards Category Sponsors Info 2019 or email if you would like details of the sponsorship packages and benefits.

Bill Bevan
Chair of the Awards Panel