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Civic Trust wants votes for its People’s Choice award

News from Civic Trust
The Wellington Civic Trust is inviting the Wellington public to vote for its Peoples Choice award, one of three awards categories which recognises projects which enhance the city and contribute to making Wellington the best city in which to work and live. The Awards are held every second year.

This year the Trust sought nominations for projects that reflect the unique, compact and essential character of Wellington city while the effort and creativity that goes into the design of the building, space or public art should go beyond the expected norm of developments. By keeping Wellington compact, this allows for a city that is walkable, and minimises the need for new infrastructure.

There are three categories:
Projects that enhance or protect the essential character of Wellington
Projects that preserve character buildings – the Grant Tilly Memorial Award
The People’s Choice – for art and sculpture installations in public spaces

Nominations for the first two categories have closed, with over 20 candidates being assessed by an expert judging panel. The focus of the judges will be on the qualities of the entries which reflect the essential character of Wellington. The Awards seek to recognize special effort and creativity. The project must be freely accessible to the public or have a positive impact on the public environment.

A list of entries in the People’s Choice category has been assembled by the Trust with the help of the Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington City Council and public nominations. The list includes controversial installations such as “Quasi” in the capital’s Civic Square.

The public can access the list by visiting the Trust’s website www.wellingtoncivictrust.org and casting a vote for one of the nominations, with one vote per person. Voting is open until 8th December.

The winners in each category will be announced by the Mayor of Wellington at an Awards ceremony on the 10th December. Invitations to the ceremony may be obtained on the Trust’s website.