Creative talent urged to nominate for valuable awards
SOMEWHERE out there on the Coffs Coast there are plenty of creative individuals or companies just begging to have all that talent recognised in a special way.
Until March 16, their nominations will be received to win prizes in the 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards.
Member for Coffs Harbour, Andrew Fraser said the creative talent among Coffs Coast businesses and individuals is extraordinary.
"Creative industries range from visual and performing arts including dance, music and theatre to digital and traditional media including film, television, radio, web design, publishing and advertising, and even architecture,” he said.
"Our region is home to so much talent and I would like to see a strong field of local nominations contesting the honours in these prestigious annual awards.”
There are three award categories; the NSW Creative Laureate, the NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award and for the first time a $3,000 NSW Young Creative Award for those up to 25 years.
Winners will be announced in June at the Museum of Contemporary Art during Vivid Sydney.
In NSW creative industries employ around 212,600 people and over 42 per cent of Australia's creative workforce.
The NSW Creative Laureate recognises a candidate who has made a significant contribution to increasing global profile with the winner to be an ambassador for the year.
The NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award offers a $15,000 prize and recognises an individual, team or organisation that has shown originality and innovation while contributing to raising the global profile of NSW creative industries.
Nominations should be made at nswciawards.com.au