The NHIG Award for Heritage Metalwork Conservation seeks to recognise and celebrate excellence in ironwork conservation as an inspiration to all.

Submitted work must have been carried out in the last 5 years in accordance with well-considered conservation principles.

NHIG Conservation Guidelines (.pdf)

The judges will be interested in:

• Appropriateness of materials and techniques used

 • Extent to which loss of original fabric was minimised

• Quality of craftsmanship

To enter, please use the form below. You will need to:

  • provide a brief description of the ironwork
  • outline the work carried out
  • explain what approach was taken and why 
  • send images (min. 3, max. 6) separately by file transfer

A panel of experienced judges drawn from members of the NHIG Council and the WCB Craft Committee will assess the entries.

The judging panel will visit shorlisted projects so please ensure that access to the site is possible.

The NHIG will publicise competition entries and outcomes as examples of good practice to inspire others. Please ensure that all permissions have been sought prior to entry and that images have been cleared for use.

Who Can Enter?

Entries can be submitted by anyone closely connected with a project, although the award will be presented to the practitioner(s) who carried out the work. Members of the judging panel are NOT eligible to enter. A maximum of three submissions can be made per person/team.

Opening/Closing Date

The 2024 Award submission window will open on 1st February 2024 and close on 30th June 2024.

Final Decision

The decision of the judging panel is final. The panel will not enter into any correspondence regarding the decision. 


IMPORTANT: Once you have submitted your entry below, please send images via WeTransfer to

Images MUST be labelled with your name and title of entry. If you need help submitting images, please call Jessica on 07503 764 712.