CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY
Established in 2007, the Honour Awards provides NSW’s sexuality and gender diverse communities with an important opportunity to recognise excellence and celebrate achievements, as well as the difference that particular community members make in our lives.
In 2019, the Honour Awards was held on 2 October at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.
See photos from the 2019 Honour Awards here.
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in the sexuality and gender diverse communities, Honour raises much needed money for programs and services delivered by ACON, which create a healthier and safer community for all. All funds raised from the Honour Awards goes back to the community, supporting initiatives that improve the health and wellbeing of sexuality and gender diverse people.
ACON is NSW's leading community based organisation specialising in HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTQ health. Established in 1985 as the AIDS Council of New South Wales, ACON works to create opportunities for people in our communities to live their healthiest lives.
Find out more about ACON here.
THE NOMINATIONS PROCESS
Nominations for the Honour Awards are open to the public. The categories are as follows:
- Business Award
- Media Award
- Arts and Entertainment Award
- Visual Arts Award
- Health and Wellbeing Award
- Community Organisation Award
- Young Achiever Award
- Community Hero Award
- HIV Hero Award
Organisations/individuals can be nominated or self-nominate by addressing the award criteria. Finalists are selected by a judging panel made up of representatives from the LGBTQ community announced in the lead up to the event. Winners are unveiled at the 2019 Honour Awards on Wednesday 2 October at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney.
Nominations have now closed for 2019. Thank you for nominating.
THE HONOUR AWARDS CEREMONY
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 350 people attend the event, including LGBTI community members, LGBTQ personalities, political dignitaries, entertainment celebrities and community leaders.
Above: 2019 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
Above: 2018 Honour Award winners. Photo: Robert Knapman Photography
Above: 2017 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography
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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