Young artists encouraged to enter 2019 RAW Arts Awards

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Entries are now open for the 2019 RAW Arts Awards aimed at young artists aged 25 and under living in Greater Bendigo.

The awards are offered across four categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Performing Arts and Digital Media, with prizes of $1,000 and $250 awarded for each section.

In addition to the prizes, work submitted for the RAW Arts Awards is presented at the annual Exhibition and Showcase at Dudley House from Thursday May 9 to Sunday May 12. 

City of Greater Bendigo Mayor Cr Margaret O’Rourke said that the RAW Arts Awards provided a great opportunity to celebrate the creativity of local young artists.

“The awards offer a platform for young artists to showcase their talent and creativity. I encourage all young artists to consider entering their work in this year’s awards,” Cr O’Rourke said.

“Over the past decade, the RAW Awards have attracted over 900 entries and provided a great showcase for burgeoning young artists, many of whom are now practising professionals in the creative arts industries.”

For the first time, the awards ceremony will begin on stage at The Capital, with the Mayor announcing all of the prize winners before the Performing Arts and Digital Media showcase. 

Following the showcase, the annual RAW Arts Exhibition will feature Visual Arts entries at Dudley House. The exhibition will be open to the public until Sunday May 12.

The RAW Arts Awards entries close on Monday 8 April. To complete the online application, please visit www.yobendigo.com.au or www.bendigo.vic.gov.au/raw.

For more information or queries, please email [email protected]

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