Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards

The Ecclesiastical Insurance Cornerstone Awards bring national attention to exemplary projects and places that contribute to quality of life and sense of place, and illustrate the viability of heritage buildings and sites for traditional or new uses.The awards are presented in two categories, with the potential for up to six (6) awards in each category:

A. Transformative Projects Projects completed between 2016 and 2019 that have creatively renewed or transformed historic places or landscapes for new or traditional uses; and

B. Resilient Places Historic places or landscapes that illustrate extraordinary resilience, significance, and benefit to a community over a sustained period of time, with a successful track record of 10 years or more.

Special consideration will be given to places and projects that reflect one or more of the following principles:

  • The involvement of youth;
  • Social innovation or enterprise;
  • Environmental benefits;
  • Cultural diversity.

Eligibility Criteria

There are no restrictions on ownership type, use, or size. Nominations may be submitted by individuals or organizations, architects, developers, designers, builders or owners, government officials, or anyone who believes the project or place deserves national recognition. Self-nominations are welcomed.

Award and Presentation

Recipients will be recognized at a reception during the National Trust Conference. People and organizations associated with winning projects and places will be invited to participate in the Winners Circle Session at the National Trust Conference, where they will have the chance to showcase their award-winning projects to Conference delegates.

The award recognizes the property owner and project team and consists of one framed certificate. Additional (unframed) copies of the certificate are available upon request.


Nominations for the National Trust Awards are now being accepted! It’s easy to make a nomination. Complete our online nomination form and tell us why the project, community, or place you are nominating deserves to be recognized on a national stage.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 24, 2020.

Read the General Rules and Regulations.


For more information, contact:
Emily Boulet
Manager, Development
1-866-964-1066 ext. 230 

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