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CELEBRATING OUR COMMUNITY

Established in 2007, the Honour Awards provides NSW’s LGBTQ communities with an important opportunity to recognise excellence and celebrate achievements, as well as the difference that particular community members and organisations make in our lives.

This year, the 2024 Honour Awards will be held on Wednesday 18 September at Doltone House in Hyde Park.

In 2023, the Honour Awards were held on Wednesday 23 August at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney.

See photos from the 2023 Honour Awards:

 

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY

As well as recognising outstanding individuals and organisations in NSW's LGBTQ communities, Honour raises much needed funds 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 LGBTQ people in NSW.  

ABOUT ACON

ACON is NSW's leading community-based organisation specialising in LGBTQ health, inclusion and HIV responses for sexuality and gender diverse communities. 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 2024 Honour Awards on Wednesday 218 September at Doltone House in Hyde Park, Sydney.

Nominations for Honour Awards 2024 will open soon.

 

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 400 people attend the event, including LGBTQ community members, LGBTQ personalities, political dignitaries, entertainment celebrities and community leaders. 

Above: Winners of the 2023 Honour Awards. Photo: Deep Field Photography

 

Above: 2022 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography

 

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Above: 2019 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography

 

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Above: 2018 Honour Award winners. Photo: Robert Knapman Photography

 

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Above: 2017 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography

 

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Above: 2016 Honour Award winners. Photo: Deep Field Photography

  

Above: 2015 Honour Award winners. Photo: John McRae

 

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Above: 2014 Honour Award winners and finalists. Photo: Hamid Mousa

 

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