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Calling all creative minds

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February 14, 2018

Member for Murray Austin Evans is calling on the brightest creative local talent to nominate for the 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards.

Nominations are open for creative businesses and individuals until Friday, March 16.

‘‘The creative industries range from visual and performing arts, including dance, music and theatre, to digital and traditional media, including film, television, radio, web design, publishing and advertising and even architecture,’’ Mr Evans said.

‘‘Our region is home to much creative talent, so I would like to see a strong field of local nominations contesting the honours in these prestigious annual awards.

‘‘This is a great opportunity for local companies to be recognised for their creative contributions to Australia and overseas, so I encourage them to apply now.’’

The categories are the NSW Creative Laureate, the NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award and, for the first time, a $3000 NSW Young Creative Award for those aged up to 25 years.

Trade and Industry Minister Niall Blair said the awards would reward outstanding achievements that raised the global profile of NSW creative industries.

‘‘We want a good cross-section of talent to nominate from metropolitan and regional areas to show the diversity of our creative industries which employ around 212600 people and over 42 per cent of Australia’s creative workforce,’’ Mr Blair said.

The NSW Creative Laureate recognises a candidate who has made a significant contribution to increasing our industry’s global profile with the winner to be an ambassador for the year.

Past winners include Plastic Wax, Saatchi and Saatchi Australia and Animal Logic.

The NSW Emerging Creative Talent Award offers a $15000 prize and recognises an individual, team or organisation that has shown originality and innovation while contributing to raising the global profile of NSW creative industries.

The NSW Creative Achievement Award winners will be announced in June at the Museum of Contemporary Art during Vivid Sydney.

●To nominate, visit http://nswciawards.com.au

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