News and Media Releases

Call for public nominations to join the National NAIDOC Committee

Applications are invited for nominations for membership of the National NAIDOC Committee.

The National NAIDOC Committee selects the National NAIDOC theme, poster competition winner and recipients of each year’s National NAIDOC Awards.

Harry Alfred Pitt is a Torres Strait Islander man and this year’s successful artist behind the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster competition. Harry is currently studying Visual Art and Graphic Design and is the first person in his family to go to university. His preferred style is sketching but through his studies Harry’s style continues to evolve as he experiments with different art media.

National NAIDOC Committee Media Release - Announcement of 2014 National NAIDOC Award Recipients

It is with great pleasure that the National NAIDOC Committee announce the 2014 National NAIDOC Award recipients.

The awards highlight the outstanding contributions that Indigenous Australians make to improve the lives of people in their communities and beyond and to promote Indigenous issues in the wider community, or the excellence they’ve shown in their chosen field.

National NAIDOC Committee Media Release - NAIDOC Week 2014 Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

This week Australians have the opportunity to share and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation. Let us join together to celebrate the National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week 2014 (6-13 July).

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

The week is celebrated not just in Indigenous communities but also in government agencies, schools, local councils and community organisations.

Congratulations to Harry Alfred Pitt, a Torres Strait Islander man, the winning artist whose artwork is featured on this year’s poster. To order your free copy of the poster visit your local Regional Office.

Tickets for the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony 2014 are now sold out.

The NAIDOC Awards Ceremony is an annual event where we recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, scholars, sportspeople, Elders, community leaders and many more.

We are celebrating this year’s black tie event on the Gold Coast at the largest regional convention centre in Australia – the Gold Coast Exhibition and Convention Centre.

National NAIDOC Committee Media Release – Winner of the 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition announced

Torres Strait Islander artist, Harry Pitt, has won the prestigious 2014 National NAIDOC Poster Competition.

Mr Pitt will receive a $5,000 cash prize and his artwork will feature on the 2014 National NAIDOC poster. The poster will be distributed across the country to promote NAIDOC Week 2014, which runs from 6-13 July.

Congratulations to Harry Alfred Pitt, a Torres Strait Islander man, for his winning entry to the National NAIDOC Poster competition. The theme for 2014 is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond. Mr Pitt’s entry captured the essence of the theme in a clever and attractive way.

Mr Pitt’s concept for the poster depicts three brothers with their land behind them and the horizon before them. Their Elders are reflected in the water, giving the brothers the strength to overcome the challenges that may lie over the horizon.

Nominations for the National NAIDOC Award closed on Friday 2 May 2014.

The Awards recognise Indigenous artists, scholars, sportspeople, elders and community members and highlights their commitments and contributions.

Nominating someone for a National NAIDOC Award is a great chance to acknowledge an outstanding and talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.