The Honour Awards is an annual event which acknowledges outstanding service to, or achievement within NSW’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) 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.
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.
The 2017 Honour Awards is set to be on Wednesday, 27 September 2017. Tickets will be available for purchase very soon.
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.
NSW is Australia’s most populous state, with Australia’s largest number of people living with HIV (around 12,000) as well as Australia’s largest LGBTI community (estimated at 500,000).
ACON's head office is in Sydney, has offices in five regional locations and provides services throughout NSW.
ACON is primarily funded by the NSW Government through the NSW Ministry of Health. Website: www.acon.org.au
The Aurora Group is a community based charity which raises funds to disburse to gay, lesbian and transgender community organisations.
Aurora exists so people can donate to a broad range of causes that benefit the 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. Website: www.auroragroup.com.au
Above: 2016 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
The Honour Awards ceremony and cocktail party is held in September each year. Nominations open in July and close 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
Above: 2015 Honour Award winners. Photo: John McRae
AWARD CRITERIA, NOMINATIONS AND SELECTION
Organisations/individuals can be nominated or self-nominate by addressing the award criteria. A shortlist is selected by a judging panel and announced in the lead up to the event. Winners are announced on the evening.
Above: 2014 Honour Award winners and finalists. Photo: Hamid Mousa
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. The format for Honour is a cocktail evening where the winners of the six awards are announced, interspersed with entertainment, socialising, and silent auction bidding.
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