Following the announcement of the National NAIDOC theme – Because of her, we can! – the National NAIDOC poster competition and award nominations are now open.
NAIDOC Week 2018 will celebrate the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make - to our communities, our families, our rich history and to our nation.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists aged 13 years and over are encouraged to start working on their entries for the National NAIDOC poster competition. Artwork must reflect the 2018 theme and be inclusive of both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The winning artist will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize which has doubled from previous years, and receive two tickets to attend the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Sydney on Friday 13 July 2018. The winning artwork will be recognised nationwide on the 2018 National NAIDOC poster.
The National NAIDOC Committee Co-Chairs, Dr Anne Martin and Mr Benjamin Mitchell are excited to announce the increase in prize money for the winning artist. “The doubling of the prize money reflects the enormous popularity each year of the National NAIDOC Poster – in 2017 some 80,000 printed posters were distributed across the country.” Dr Martin said.
The poster competition is open now and will close - 5:00pm (AEDT) Monday 05 February 2018.
The National NAIDOC Committee also encourages people to acknowledge the contributions and talents of outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals by nominating them for a 2018 National NAIDOC Award.
“The awards recognise the unwavering efforts of individuals who work tirelessly, often on a voluntary basis, to improve the quality of life in their communities.” said Mr Mitchell.
There are ten National Award categories to nominate for:
- Apprentice of the Year
- Artist of the Year
- Caring for Country Award
- Elder of the Year (Male)
- Elder of the Year (Female)
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Person of the Year
- Scholar of the Year
- Sportsperson of the Year
- Youth of the Year
Award winners will be honoured at the National NAIDOC Awards Ceremony in Sydney on Friday 13 July 2018.
Nominations are open now and will close - 5:00pm (AEDT) Monday 26 March 2018.
NAIDOC Week 2018 will run nationally from 8-15 July and is an occasion for all Australians to come together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - the oldest continuing cultures on the planet.
For more information including competition and nomination forms and ideas on how to celebrate, visit www.naidoc.org.au