PEI Museum Heritage Awards
Applications for the 2024 Heritage Awards are now closed. The ceremony date and location will be announced on our website and social media early in March.
The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Heritage Awards are presented each year to individuals or groups in recognition of their contribution to heritage on Prince Edward Island. If you think you know someone who deserves a Heritage Award, we would love to hear from you!
There are three ways for you to nominate a candidate:
- Submit a nomination form online
- Submit a printable PDF form via mail or in-person
- Submit a scan of the printable PDF via e-mail
This year, you can complete a nomination form entirely online!
Nomination instructions are included with the forms. Please make sure you fill out all address and contact information or your nomination cannot be accepted.
Mail-in and in-person nominations
If you prefer to mail your nomination form, or to deliver it in person, simply print out a PDF of our form:
Please make sure to fill out all information requested in the form, particularly address and contact information. Without proper contact information, the nomination cannot be accepted.
Once you have filled out the form, either mail it to or drop it off at the following address:
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation
Beaconsfield Historic House
2 Kent Street
Please mark your envelope with "Attn: Heritage Awards Nomination." If you are dropping off your form, please check Beaconsfield Historic House's hours of business to ensure that a staff member will be here to accept it.
If you choose to fill out a printable PDF from, then scan it and e-mail to us it as an attachment, please send it to the following address:
Please write "Attn: Heritage Awards Nomination" as the subject line of your e-mail.
Please fill out all address and contact information where requested on the form, or your nomination cannot be accepted.
We are excited to celebrate Islanders' contributions to preserving and promoting our province's heritage!
Heritage Award Categories:
HERITAGE RECOGNITION AWARDS: To individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the knowledge and understanding of any aspect of the heritage of Prince Edward Island. Heritage includes human and natural history. It encompasses architectural preservation, folklore, culture, archives, archaeology, genealogy, and history in all forms. These awards will recognize original and important contributions to the preservation and/or interpretation of significant aspects of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.
AWARD OF HONOUR: To an individual or institution for outstanding contributions and demonstration of a high level of achievement in the areas of research, education, or preservation as they relate to the human or natural history of Prince Edward Island. The Award of Honour recognizes an individual's lifetime or career achievements, or an institution's consistently high level of contributions over long periods of time.
ARCHITECTURAL CONSERVATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR: To an individual or group responsible for an architectural conservation project on Prince Edward Island that demonstrates a strong awareness of heritage values.
BOYDE BECK MEMORIAL AWARD: Awarded to a group or individual for outstanding contributions through the sharing of oral history and storytelling of Prince Edward Island.
CATHERINE HENNESSEY HERITAGE ACTIVISM AWARDS (2): One awarded to a member of the public age 26 and older, and one to a young adult 25 and younger, who have demonstrated impactful community activism around heritage, in tangible projects including digital initiatives.
IRENE ROGERS ARCHITECTURAL AWARD: To an individual or group for outstanding, long-time contribution to the architectural heritage of Prince Edward Island.
MARY CORNFOOT BREHAUT GENEALOGY AWARD: To an individual or group for outstanding contribution to genealogy and family history on Prince Edward Island.
NATURAL HERITAGE ACTIVITY AWARD: To a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the preservation or promotion of the natural heritage of Prince Edward Island.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE YEAR (2): Each award is given to an individual or group that has authored a publication in the past year. One award is for a research publication that has made a significant contribution to the understanding of any aspect of the heritage of Prince Edward Island. The second award is for a creative publication that contributes to the awareness and understanding of any aspect of heritage on Prince Edward Island.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR: To a volunteer who has made a significant contribution to the preservation or promotion of the heritage of Prince Edward Island.
WENDELL BOYLE PERFORMANCE AWARD: To a group or individual for outstanding contribution in a performance medium such as music or theatre that highlights or interprets the history of Prince Edward Island.
Congratulations to the 2023 Heritage Awards recipients!
Learn more about Heritage Award Eligibility and Nomination Criteria (PDF).