$1000 Prize For Visual Arts Honour Award Winner

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Visual artists who have created work with an LGBTI theme could take home a $1000 cash prize by entering their work in the Honour Awards.

Now in their eleventh year, the Honour Awards are an annual gala charity fundraiser celebrating service to and achievements within NSW’s LGBTI community. The charities being supported are Aurora and ACON, NSW’s leading LGBTI health organisation.

This year’s Awards include the Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Art with a $1000 cash prize made possible by an endowment from the Friends of Cayte. Cayte was an accomplished photographer, artist, filmmaker, social activist, and leading LGBTI community figure for over two decades until her passing in 2010.

Named in her honour, the award recognisies visual art that expresses, interprets or explores issues or themes affecting the LGBTI community. Eligible mediums are: photography, painting, drawing, video, filmmaking, printmaking or graphic design. The award is a national award and is open to all residents of Australia.

Artists can submit entries of previous work or work specifically created for the Award. Only an image of the artwork is required. Images should be uploaded at time of submission or a link should be provided under the Supporting Statement section of the online nomination form.

Nominations are free and can be submitted by the actual artist or on behalf of the artist by a friend or admirer. Winners receive a range of gifts, and all finalists – as well as the people* who nominate them – receive a free ticket to the gala event.

To nominate your own work of the work of an artist you admire, please visit: www.honourawards.com.au

The deadline for nominations is 4pm SHARP Thursday 17 August.

This year’s awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 27 September. Four finalists from each category will join a host of government, media, entertainment and community personalities for a fabulous night of celebration.

Guests will also be able to bid on $100,000 worth of amazing silent auction items including luxury holidays; jewellery; art; furniture; home wares; and 5-star dining, accommodation and entertainment packages.

 

VISUAL ART AWARD NOMINATIONS

• To nominate, go to www.honourawards.com.au
• Nominations close 4pm, Thursday 17 August

HONOUR AWARDS CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY

• Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6:30pm – 11pm
• Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney
• $90 per person (inc. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés & entertainment)
• www.honourawards.com.au

 

ENDS

*only the first person to nominate a finalist gets a free ticket

 

For more information please contact:

David Alexander, ACON Media and Communications Officer

E: dalexander@acon.org.au   T: +61 (02) 9206 2044   M: +61 (0)428 477 042

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