Demonstrating the strength and resilience of LGBTI communities, unsung heroes, community champions and long-standing supporters of LGBTI people lead the field of finalists of the 2018 Honour Awards. A diverse and inspiring mix of over 30 people and organisations will be celebrated at the annual LGBTI community awards to be held in Sydney in October.
First held in 2007, the Honour Awards is an annual event that celebrates outstanding service to, and achievements within, the LGBTI community in NSW and Australia. Now in its 12th year, the not-for-profit awards is also a gala fundraising event for LGBTI community initiatives delivered by ACON, NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTI health organisation. All funds raised by the Honour Awards goes back into assisting the community through ACON’s health programs and services.
The 32 finalists have been selected from over 140 nominations received across nine categories covering the business, health, HIV, youth, community, entertainment, visual arts, media and cultural sectors.
The winners will be presented with a range of gifts and prizes at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 3 October.
ACON CEO Nicolas Parkhill said the judges were overwhelmed by the calibre and variety of nominations. “Selecting the finalists was an extremely difficult process for the panel, because the achievements and contributions to our communities of all the nominees had each been noteworthy in their own way,” Mr Parkhill said.
“However, the judges agreed that the finalists they selected exhibited a remarkable commitment to supporting the LGBTI community, often without fanfare, and truly deserve to be recognised for their efforts. The calibre of nominees for Community Hero and Community Organisation were particularly outstanding with judges spending a great deal of time in deliberation.
“I’d like to thank all the judges who were extremely diligent when selecting these finalists; it was certainly no easy task. I congratulate all the finalists and look forward to them and other members of our community coming together to celebrate their achievements at the Honour Awards ceremony and cocktail party at the Ivy in October.”
This year’s awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy in Sydney on Wednesday 3 October. Four finalists from each category will join a host of government, media, entertainment and community personalities for a fabulous night of fun and festivity.
Guests will also be able to bid on fantastic silent auction which includes luxury holidays, jewellery, art, furniture, homewares, and 5-star dining, accommodation and entertainment packages.
HONOUR AWARDS 2018 CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY
- Wednesday 3 October, 6pm - 11pm
- Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney
- Tickets $90 Standards / $75 Members (ACON, Mardi Gras, SGLBA) / $150 Community Champion/VIP
- Purchase your tickets before 31 August and go in the draw for a Affinity Diamonds ring valued at $5000
- Book tickets here
HONOUR AWARDS 2018 PRINCIPAL PARTNER
Dowson Turco Lawyers
HONOUR AWARDS 2018 PRESENTING PARTNERS
SBS | people2people | GLYDE Health
HONOUR AWARDS 2018 COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras | Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association | Friends of Cayte
HONOUR AWARDS 2018 EVENT PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS
Gayle | Black Velvet | Merivale | Affinity Diamonds | New Caledonia Tourism | Trop Out | Chateau Royal | Stonewall Hotel