The Manning Awards are held bi-annually in the spring and are honored with the patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador.

The awards are divided across various categories, depending upon the scale and reach of their projects:

  • Community
  • Provincial
  • National
  • International

In 2014 an additional category was added to recognize individuals who have made great personal contributions to the presentation of Newfoundland and Labrador's Heritage: Outstanding Heritage Supporter.


The Manning Award for Excellence in the Public Presentation of Historic Places was created in 1993 to recognize and celebrate the work of individuals, communities, and organizations in preserving and presenting this province’s history and heritage.

Bill Manning

The award is named for the late Bill Manning, a former Parks Canada Superintendent of Newfoundland and Labrador’s National Historic Sites. During his career Manning strengthened and expanded the sites in the province with a vision of greater community involvement.

Nomination Process

 Nominations are accepted from any individual, group, or community. The next Manning Awards presentation is to take place in Spring 2016. Nomination deadline to be announced.

If you would like us to recognize a group, individual, or community for a Manning Award, please fill in the nomination form below and forward it through following options.

Award Recipients

Over 100 projects, people, and organizations from across the province have been recognized with Manning Awards. We encourage you to visit these sites and enjoy the imaginative presentation of our historic places.

To read about past recipients, learn about projects and view photos of past award ceremonies, please click the button below: