CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY
Established in 2007, the Honour Awards provides NSW’s LGBTI community with an important opportunity to recognise excellence, and celebrate achievement within our community, as well as the difference that particular community members make in our lives.
In 2017, the Honour Awards will be held on:
- Wednesday, 27 September
- The Ivy Ballroom, George Street, Sydney
- Tickets on sale now - book here
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in the LGBTI community, Honour raises much needed money to support programs and services supported by ACON and Aurora which create a healthier and safer community for all.
ACON is NSW's leading community based organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) health. Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of New South Wales (NSW), ACON works to end HIV transmission among gay and homosexually active men, and promote the lifelong health of LGBTI people and people with HIV. ACON's head office is in Sydney, has offices in five regional locations and provides services throughout NSW. Find out more about ACON here: www.acon.org.au
The Aurora Group is a community-based charity in Sydney which raises funds to disburse to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community organisations. Aurora exists so people can donate to a broad range of causes that benefit the broader LGBT community. It is the fundraising organisation people choose when they want their money to benefit the community as a whole and not just one specific cause. Find out more about The Aurora Group here: www.auroragroup.com.au
THE NOMINATIONS PROCESS
Public nominations for the 2017 Honour Awards opened in July and closed in August. The categories are as follows:
- Business Award
- Media, Arts and Entertainment Award
- Visual Arts Award
- Health and Wellbeing Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Community Hero Award
- President’s Award
Organisations/individuals can be nominated or self-nominate by addressing the award criteria. Finalist are selected by a judging panel made up of representatives from the LGBTI community announced in the lead up to the event. Winners are unveiled at the 2017 Honour Awards on Wednesday, 27 September, at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney.
THE HONOUR AWARDS
The format of Honour Awards is a cocktail evening where the winners of the awards are announced, interspersed with entertainment, socialising, and silent auction bidding. Over 400 people attend the event, including LGBTI community members, LGBTI personalities, political dignitaries, entertainment celebrities and LGBTI community leaders. As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in the LGBTI community, Honour raises much needed money to support programs and services supported by ACON and Aurora which create a healthier and safer community for all.
Above: 2016 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2015 Honour Award winners. Photo: John McRae
Above: 2014 Honour Award winners and finalists. Photo: Hamid Mousa
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