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Liverpool City Region Culture Awards nominations open

The nominations are now open for this year’s Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards.

The awards, now in their fifth year, aim to honour and value the contribution the cultural and creative sectors bring to the region.

Fifteen awards will be presented at a special ceremony in St Helens (this year’s Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture) next March.

They are: The People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Contribution to Culture, Inspirational Young Person, Artist/Creative of the Year, Arts Organisation of the Year, Innovation, Innovator of the Year, Health and Wellbeing, Environment, Improving Education and Learning, Community Cohesion, International Reach, Preparing for Work, Business in the Arts, Borough of Culture ‘Star’ of the Year and Judges’ Inspiration Award for Outstanding Achievement.

The awards are part of the Metro Mayor’s 1% for Culture initiative.

Previous winners include artist and writer Ali Harwood, community organisation Granby Street Market, muralist Paul Curtis, and the Africa Oyé Festival.

The judging panel will shortlist the finalists for each category from the nominations received. For the People’s Choice Award – Outstanding Contribution to Culture, the public will then be able to vote for their chosen winner.

Nominees must live, study and/or work in the Liverpool City Region (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral) or have created work/projects that significantly benefit the residents or visitors to the Liverpool City Region and/or have positively contributed to the development of the local economy.

Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram said: “It's that time of the year when we celebrate the awe-inspiring creativity, artistry, and cultural vibrancy that makes our area shine. In the Liverpool City Region, culture is central to our identity; an integral part of what makes our area so vibrant, warm and colourful. We’re the home of countless imaginative and creative minds that have made the world laugh, cry, dance and sing in equal measure.

“As Mayor of this fantastic region, it’s my responsibility to help build on that legacy, to help ensure we’re one of the most vibrant areas to live, work, study, visit, or do business in.

“These awards are one way of saying thank you to the incredible individuals and organisations who go above and beyond to make our region the country’s cultural and creative capital year after year.”

Any work created or done between October 29, 2022 and October 27, 2023 is eligible. The closing date for nominations is Friday, October 27.

More details or make a nomination HERE

Top: Steve Rotheram and Maleka Egeonu-Roby, Contracts and Performance Manager at Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

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