Nominations are required for the 5th Patrimonial Awards from the Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF). Since its inception in 2002, individuals, institutions and corporate citizens who were considered worthy of receiving awards, were selected by a panel of assessors within the Willie Redhead Foundation.
For the 5th award ceremony which will be held in November 2014, the Willie Redhead Foundation has decided to open nominations to the public at large, in order to deepen the selection process and to give it a more national completion.
The award ceremony is held every two years. In 2002, the recipients Cathedral House, Jonas Brown & Hubbards (G’da) Ltd and the Financial Complex Ltd. received plaques, while Concepts Marketing, the Grenada Co-operative Bank, and Carriacou Historical Society received Certificates of Merit.
In 2004, due to Hurricane Ivan, there was no award ceremony.
In 2006 plaques were given to the following: Jonas Brown & Hubbards (G’da) Ltd, Guyana and Trinidad Mutual Life Insurance Co, Grenada Public Service Credit Union. Certificates of Merit were given to George Brizan CBE, Michael Jessamy, Simon (Mandoo) Seales, and the Veni Vwai La Grenade Dance Company.
In 2008 plaques were given to Dr & Mrs James de Vere Pitt of the National Museum, the River Antoine Distillery and the YWCA, while Certificates of Merit were given to Thelma Philip MBE, (Aunty Tek), Sandra Ferguson and Dr Valma Jessamy.
In 2010 plaques were given to the Methodist Church, Laura Knight for Mortley House restoration, and Kenneth Rennie for Woolwich Lodge restoration, while Certificates of Merit were given to Elisa Ferguson for Education & Culture, Jerome Mc Barnett for Education & Music, and Jean Fisher for Handcraft, Art and Culture.
As can be seen from the above, awardees are selected not only for the preservation and enhancement of the built heritage, but from a wide array of persons and institutions who have in one way or another made valid contributions to the protection and preservation of both our natural and cultural heritage.
On this occasion the public is requested to kindly join with us in the selection process as we become more aware of the importance and significance of our heritage, not only for its intrinsic value but also for its educational and economic contribution to nation building and national identity.
In order to participate in the process the following guidelines are provided:
Criteria and Procedures for selecting the Willie Redhead Foundation Patrimonial Awardees.
1. The provision of significant services or other forms of assistance by the nominees to the Foundation, in pursuance of its objectives.
2. Outstanding and consistent efforts by the nominees to maintain, and or restore the historic and architectural characteristics of their premises, or the design and construction of any new building which reflects the historic ambience of the area.
3. Distinguishable activities by the nominees in any of the following areas:
Recovering and preserving significant historical artifacts.
Mobilising or providing resources to restore or maintain historic sites and buildings
Highlighting projects for the restoration, preservation and protection of heritage sites and the natural environment.
Promotion of cultural heritage.
• Institutions, business firms, groups and individuals may nominate and be nominated for awards.
• Nominations must be accompanied by a brief statement signed by the nominee in support of the nomination.
• Nominations will be considered by the sub-committee, after which a recommended list of awardees would be submitted to the foundation’s management for approval.
• Previous awardees are eligible for nomination.
• All nominations must be submitted to the Willie Redhead Foundation to reach us by post or email by 30 September, 2014. Our postal address is PO Box 17 St George’s. Email: [email protected].