Visual artists who have created work with an LGBTIQ theme could take home a $1000 cash prize by entering their work in the Honour Awards.
First held in 2007, the Honour Awards is an annual event celebrating service to, and achievements within, NSW’s LGBTIQ community. Now in its 13th year, the not-for-profit awards is also a gala fundraising event for community initiatives delivered by ACON, NSW’s leading HIV prevention, HIV support and LGBTQ health organisation.
Among the award categories is the Cayte Latta Memorial Award for Visual Arts, which comes with a $1000 cash prize made possible by an endowment from the Friends of Cayte. Cayte was an accomplished photographer, artist, filmmaker, social activist, and leading LGBTIQ community figure for over two decades until her passing in 2010.
Named in her honour, the award recognises visual art that expresses, interprets or explores issues or themes affecting the LGBTI community. Eligible mediums are: photography, painting, drawing, video, filmmaking, printmaking or graphic design. The award is a national award and is open to all residents of Australia.
Nominations can be previous collection of works, a body of work, or a work specifically created for the award. Nominations should include examples of the artwork. Images should be uploaded at time of submission or a link should be provided under the Supporting Statement section of the online nomination form.
Nominations are free and can be submitted by the actual artist or on behalf of the artist by a friend or admirer. Winners receive a range of gifts, and all finalists – as well as the people* who nominate them – receive a free ticket to the gala event.
To nominate your own work, or the work of an artist you admire, visit honourawards.com.au.
The deadline for nominations is 11:59pm Wednesday 14 August 2019.
Finalists will be announced on Tuesday 27 August.
This year’s awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 2 October. Finalists will join a host of government, media, entertainment and community personalities for a fabulous night of celebration.
HONOUR AWARDS 2019 NOMINATIONS
· To nominate, go to www.honourawards.com.au
· Nominations close Wednesday 14 August
HONOUR AWARDS 2019 CEREMONY & COCKTAIL PARTY
· Wednesday 2 October, 6pm – 11pm
· Ivy Ballroom, 330 George St, Sydney
· $90 per person (incl. quality wines and beers, delicious canapés & entertainment)