Is there an LGBTI community member you admire, or a person or organisation you know that has helped the LGBTI community in New South Wales and deserves to be recognised for their efforts? Then ACON and the Aurora Group are inviting you to shine a light on your community hero at the 2015 Honour Awards.
Aurora Chair Alison King says the Honour Awards provides a valuable opportunity to pay tribute to people and organisations that are making a difference in the lives of LGBTI people in NSW.
“The Honour Awards are all about celebrating how people from all walks of life are helping or inspiring others in our community,” said Ms King. “We’re inviting community members to nominate people or organisations they feel have provided leadership or achieved outstanding success within the LGBTI community or have provided excellent service or made a significant contribution to the LGBTI community.”
ACON President Mark Orr says the Honour Awards are about recognising and celebrating all kinds of achievements and contributions. “Every day, people and organisations from right across our community are helping others in all kinds of ways, and the Honour Awards is about acknowledging all kinds of community service, whether big or small.”
“As a community, it’s important that we celebrate our unsung heroes as well as our more high profile achievers, so we’re keen to hear about people and organisations that have made a difference in the lives of only a few people as well those whose contributions are more wide-ranging. They can be people or organisations who directly help others, whose work is improving the wellbeing of our community, or whose achievements are inspiring people in our community.”
Nominations can be submitted in eight categories covering the business, health, education, community, legal, political, media and cultural sectors. Nominations are free and can be submitted through the Honour Awards website. Winners will receive a range of gifts, and all 28 finalists – as well as the people who nominate them – receive a free ticket to the gala event.
This year’s awards will be presented at a gala ceremony and cocktail party at The Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Wednesday 30 September 2015. Four finalists from each category will join a host of government, media, entertainment and community personalities for a fabulous night of celebration. For more information, visit: www.honourawards.com.au for details.
Image: Honour Awards 2015