2022 Naarm NAIDOC Awards acknowledged at Australian Event Awards
33 Creative were awarded the Victorian State Award for Best Cultural, Arts or Music Event at the Australian Event Awards and Symposium held on Darug Country on Wednesday 13 September, for the 2022 National NAIDOC Awards.
Accepting the award on behalf of the 33 Creative team, Director and Co-Founder Georgia Cordukes said the award was an honour for all of the stakeholders involved in bringing the event to life.
“We want to extend a big thank you to the Victorian NAIDOC Committee for allowing us to host the event on your Country. We also want to thank the National NAIDOC Committee, the National Indigenous Australians Agency, NITV and all the First Nations suppliers we engaged to put on the event for their collaborative spirit. Together, we created something extraordinary,” said Georgia.
Wiradjuri woman, Director and co-Founder Mayrah Sonter said the event was a labour of love, that brought the importance of culture and Blak excellence to the national and international stage.
“NAIDOC week is a highlight of our year. It is our time to celebrate our mob and our achievements and importantly, reconnected after a period of isolation during COVID-19 lockdowns. To have that celebration in Naarm, was really special,” said Mayrah.
“The National NAIDOC Awards isn’t just an event. It’s a celebration. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration, and we at 33 Creative are truly honoured to have been part of this journey.”
Full details of the event, including First Nations designers and suppliers engaged visit our project feature online.