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Heritage Certificate of Recognition

Since 2009, the Grey County Historical Society has awarded the Heritage Certificate of Recognition to individuals and organizations. The Grey County Historical Society (GCHS) Heritage Certificate of Recognition honours and recognizes a work or works of heritage by an individual, organization, institution or business that has made a significant contribution to the promotion or preservation of the history of Grey County.

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Judging Criteria
To help you with your submission of nominations, the following information is provided. The nomination forms give further guidelines.

Areas Assessed during Evaluation of Nominations
Below are examples of areas assessed during evaluation of nominations for the Grey County Historical Society Award of Recognition for different categories. Be sure to include sufficient information so each aspect can be evaluated. A rubric or scoring chart is used during the evaluations.

Archival Collection (photos of items, organization, display, etc. should be included)
Nomination Form Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Grey County significance
Purpose and Focus
Preservation
Organization - explain
References
Indexing or Cataloguing of Collection
Location
Storage and display - does it meet archival standards?
Access to whom, when and how

Built Heritage (photos of different stages of work and historical photos should be included if possible)
Nomination Form - Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Historical function of the original building
Architecture - Exterior features (Quality of craftsmanship)
Architecture - Interior -Colours in keeping/ wallpaper/ Research appropriate to time period , etc.
Current use of building / same use readapted use of building
Age and current condition of building (Quality of maintenance)
Location of building and context to surroundings
Historical designation

Drama (Script if possible, also include a copy on (DVD or CD of Production)
Nomination Form Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Research
Creativity
Costuming
Lightning
Sets - historic time period props
Quality of performance acting
Script Language
Grey County significant aspect of county history
Music, Choreography

Research Oriented Book that promotes/preserves Grey County History OR Historical Fiction (Include Copy of the Book)
Nomination Form Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Organization (Introduction)
Sequencing (Organization)
Grammar & Spelling (Conventions)
Capitalization & Punctuation (Conventions)
Illustrations/photographs
Language
Sources (Content) Research
Focus on Topic (Content)
If for a specific age group, is it suitable?

Photographic Work/displays/painting (include photographs)
Nomination Form Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Design/Composition
Quality of book (if in book format)
Creativity of Display
Sources of Inspiration
Research Information
Content Focus on Grey County
Choice of pictures or illustrations
Introduction (Organization)
Appropriate Accompanying Text

Research Papers or Substantial Article (Include a copy of the Research Paper)
Nomination Form Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized (from explanation)
Organization (Introduction)
Sequencing (Organization)

Purpose and Focus
Development of Ideas
References full citations
Originality of work
Research
Language
Content Focus on Grey County
Grammar and sentence structure

Individual for Long-Time Service in the Heritage Field
Nomination Form - Elements Supplied
Reason why should be recognized
Provide details to show the person's involvmenet in one or more heritage organizations
Include Newspaper/newsletter articles about the person and projects undertaken
if applicable.
Include letters of support if applicable
Include information about the length of service

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