culturalawardsThe City of Owen Sound invites the community to show their appreciation for local culture by submitting a nomination for the 9th Annual Owen Sound Cultural Awards. The nomination deadline is December 8, 2017. Consider making a nomination for your favourite artist, event, or organization for one of eight awards, to be presented at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre on February 11, 2018.

The Cultural Awards celebrate and highlight individuals, groups and events who make admirable contributions to the area's cultural vitality. The Awards open for nominations include:

· Emerging Artist
· Outstanding Group
· Outstanding Individual
· Outstanding Event
· Most Promising New Event
· Cultural Catalyst
· Cultural Heritage

The Lifetime Achievement award recognizes individual contributions that have had a significant and lasting impact on local arts, cultural organizations, and the community as a whole. This award is appointed by the Jury. Nominations are not accepted in this category, but suggestions for this award can be emailed to [email protected] by the nomination deadline of December 8, 2017.

Each award winner receives a piece of beautiful hand-crafted art designed by a local artist. The Emerging Artist award winner also receives a cash prize of $500.
The 2018 Cultural Awards Nomination Package is now available online at or in printed form at City Hall (temporarily located at 945 3rd Avenue East, Owen Sound), the Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, and the Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Visit the website for more information and for names of previous award nominees and recipients.

source: media release, City of Owen Sound


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