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NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.

It’s a time to acknowledge our Indigenous artists, scholars, sportspeople, elders, community members and more.

This year the National NAIDOC theme is Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond.

The theme was selected by the National NAIDOC Committee to honour all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women who have fought in defence of our country.

The National NAIDOC Awards are an opportunity to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, scholars, sportspeople, elders, community members and much more.

The winners will be announced at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony on Friday 11 July at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The 2013 National NAIDOC Awards were held in Perth on 12 July where ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were honoured for their outstanding achievements and contributions in their chosen fields.

The awards are part of NAIDOC Week, a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians.

People at this important event shared what NAIDOC means to them.

This page details National NAIDOC Awards Winners for the years 1985 to 2013. More information on our winners profile page.

Statement by National NAIDOC Committee co-chairpersons Anne Martin and Benjamin Mitchell.

Ten outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians were honoured at the 2013 National NADIOC Awards Ceremony and Ball in Perth last night.

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.

Artist: Gail Naden

Title: Claiming Our Ground

Aboriginal artist, Gail Naden, from Gilgandra in NSW has won the 2013 National NAIDOC Poster Competition with her digital artwork titled Claiming our Ground.

The enthusiastic artist received a $5000 cash prize for her submission to the competition. The artwork will feature on the 2013 National NAIDOC Poster, displayed across Australia to promote NAIDOC Week which runs from 7-14 July.

Gail said she was overjoyed when told she had won the competition.

Artist: Gail Naden

Title: Claiming Our Ground

Aboriginal artist, Gail Naden, from Gilgandra in NSW has won the 2013 National NAIDOC Poster Competition with her digital artwork titled Claiming our Ground.

The enthusiastic artist received a $5000 cash prize for her submission to the competition. The artwork will feature on the 2013 National NAIDOC Poster, displayed across Australia to promote NAIDOC Week which runs from 7-14 July.

Gail said she was overjoyed when told she had won the competition.

The National NAIDOC Awards are an opportunity to recognise our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, scholars, sportspeople, elders, community members and much more.

The winners will be announced at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony on Friday 11 July at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

2013 National NAIDOC Week Theme announced

We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963

The National NAIDOC Committee encourages people across the country to embrace the 2013 National NAIDOC Theme – We value the vision: Yirrkala Bark Petitions 1963.

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