Nominations open for awards to recognise state's most creative

10 March 2015

Creative awards

The NSW Government is calling for nominations to acknowledge the very best of the state's creative talent at the 2015 Creative Achievement Awards. The awards recognise and celebrate exceptional accomplishments by individuals or organisations that have raised the global profile of the NSW creative industries.

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In partnership with industry, the awards form part of the NSW Government's broader efforts to drive outcomes from the NSW Creative Industries Action Plan to improve growth, innovation and productivity in the NSW creative industries sector.

Now in their second year, the awards highlight the strength and diversity of the creative industries, from architecture and music to fashion, animation and the many other creative industries in NSW.

NSW Creative Achievement Awards

Nominations are being invited for two categories under the awards program:

  • The NSW Creative Laureate award recognises an individual, team or organisation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made a significant contribution to increasing the global reputation of NSW creative industries.
  • The NSW Emerging Creative Talent award recognises an individual, team or organisation considered to be developing in their sector and have demonstrated leadership in originality and innovation, and contributed to raising the global profile of NSW creative industries. This award offers a cash prize of $15,000 to assist with support for future development.

Nominations for the awards close on Sunday 12 April 2015.

The winners will be announced on Monday 25 May during Vivid Sydney 2015.

Supporting the creative industries

Animal Logic Co-Founder and CEO Zareh Nalbandian who won the NSW Creative Laureate award last yearwelcomed NSW Trade & Investment's continued focus on rewarding excellence in the creative industries.

"The creative industries are an important driver for our economy. The undiscovered talent pool in Australia is enormous and I am so pleased to see the great wealth of creativity being discovered and recognised through these awards," said Mr Nalbandian.

Last year's winner for the NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award, Jason van Genderen, who won international acclaim for his short films made with a mobile phone camera, said the call for nominations for the awards this year is a great opportunity for the next generation of creative talent.

"Winning in 2014 opened so many new doors for me. I'm looking forward to a fresh NSW Emerging Creative Talent recipient having the opportunity to flourish in their field and showcase the depth of NSW creative industries," said Mr van Genderen.

How to nominate

To nominate or for more information on the NSW Creative Achievement Awards and NSW creative industries visit:

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