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 2019, the Honour Awards will be held on:
- Wednesday 2 October
- The Ivy Ballroom, George Street, Sydney
- Tickets go on sale in July 2019
SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY
As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in the LGBTI community, 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 LGBTI people.
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.
Find out more about ACON here: www.acon.org.au
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. Finalist 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 open in July 2019.
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, 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 which create a healthier and safer community for all.
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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