Nominations for the 2018 Creative Achievement Awards are now open

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The Creative Achievement Awards celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of individuals, teams and organisations that are helping raise the global profile of creative industries in NSW.

Past awards have recognised some of the best of the state’s creative talent such as the Australian visual effects and animation studio Plastic Wax, (2017 Creative Laureate winner) and inspirational contemporary Australian fashion house Romance Was Born (2017 Emerging Creative Talent winner).

This year, the awards program is seeking talent in a new category, the NSW Young Creative, open to applicants aged 25 years and under.

Creative industries peak associations are being encouraged to promote nominations from eligible industry professionals or organisations and to promote the awards to members and networks.

The three award categories are:

  1. The prestigious NSW Creative Laureate. This award recognises an individual, team or organisation making a positive contribution to the global profile, growth and development of NSW creative industries.
  2. The NSW Emerging Creative Talent award honours an individual, team or organisation emerging in the creative industries sector. The award recognises leadership, originality and innovation and offers support for future development with a prize of $15,000.
  3. The NSW Young Creative award. This new award honours an individual, team or organisation aged 25 years* or under who has demonstrated leadership, originality and innovation and contributed to raising the profile of NSW creative industries. This award offers a structured mentoring program with a creative industry specialist from Creative Plus Business to the value of $3,000. Creative Plus Business operates in partnership with the NSW Government's Business Connect program (*Check terms and conditions for eligibility).

Nominations are open for six weeks until Friday March 16. The winners will be announced at the Creative Achievement Awards ceremony held in June at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia during Vivid Sydney 2018.

For further information contact Lella Gardner, Senior Project Officer, Industry Development on lella.gardner@industry.nsw.gov.au or telephone 02 9338 6898.

Information about the awards, including terms and conditions and the nomination form can be found at www.nswciawards.com.au. Attached is a flyer to include in your newsletter or to distribute.

2018 Creative Acheivement Awards Information Flyer