Merseyside Civic Society makes a number of awards to individuals, organisations and projects that are deemed to make a significant contribution to the heritage and civic life of Liverpool City Region Award winners receive a beautifully crafted, framed certificate designed and produced by MCS Council Member, Trevor Skempton.

Rita Cheesman Award for Heritage Interpretation

Rita Cheesman was a pioneering Blue Badge Guide who did much to interpret the heritage of Liverpool and the wider City Region for residents and visitors alike. She died in the Autumn of 2012 and her family donated funds which Merseyside Civic Society used to establish an award to promote heritage interpretation in the city region, which, it was felt, deserved more attention and a better record of achievement. The first awards were made in 2013.

2020: Dr Richard Moore and Liverpool City Region Blue and Green Badge Guides

2019: Wirral History & Heritage Association, and, The Friends of Anfield

2017: Conservation Areas, Wirral

2015: West Kirby Museum

2013: Harriet Gilmour, New Liverpool City Region Blue Badge Guide

David Stewart Award

The David Stewart Awards were first given in 2013 to mark the longstanding personal contribution of David Stewart as MCS Treasurer and Council Member, and have since been used on occasion as a mark of the Society’s recognition of and appreciation for particular personal contributions.

2015: Frank Green

Mr Han Duijvendak