When it comes to The Journal Culture Awards 2013, we must confess we have been so busy hatching plans for the ceremony, we forgot to keep an eye on the calendar.
So imagine our surprise when we realised the deadline for nominations is NEXT FRIDAY!
As you may be aware, as has been the form for the past eight years, we are encouraging everyone to nominate the things and people who made a lasting and positive impression in 2013 when it came to cultural creations.
We have been thrilled with the number of entries we have received, but you can never have too much of a good thing and we know you’ll kick yourselves if your favourite people, performances, exhibitions, attractions and events from 2013 don’t get a nod at the awards ceremony.
So please take this as a friendly nudge.
The deadline for nominations has now passed.
Here’s a quick rundown of the nomination process and categories for consideration:
The awards are open to anyone who has made a significant contribution to the North East cultural landscape during 2013 from January 1 to December 31. Anyone can nominate an individual or an event for consideration. Nominations will be considered from audience members or even from performers or arts organisations themselves. Once the nominations are collected, a judging panel will select a long list, and then a shortlist, before choosing the winner and two finalists in each category, except the Special Contribution award, which has only one recipient. Then, 15 bespoke trophies will be presented in the following nine categories for The Journal Culture Awards 2013: Visual Artist of the Year; Performing Artist of the Year; Performance of the Year; Newcomer of the Year; Writer of the Year; North East Museum of the Year Award; Arts Council Award; Best Arts and Business Partnership; Best Event(s) in Northumberland, Tyneside, Wearside, Durham and Teesside, with the winners of each sub-region qualifying for the North East Event of the Year; and Special Contribution to Arts and Culture.