There’s just over a week left to enter the first Culture and Creativity Awards in the Liverpool City Region so still time to get your entry in!

The awards have been launched to recognise and celebrate excellence and innovation in art, culture and creativity. Nominations are welcome for eleven categories open to the public, including the People’s Choice award and the Star of the Borough of Culture – which this year is Wirral. There will also be an Inspiration Award for Lifetime Achievement chosen by the judging panel.

The judges have been named as:

  • Phil Redmond – Chair of the Culture Partnership
  • Alison Clark ACE North Director
  • Lucy Barrow – Assistant Director, Wirral Borough Council
  • Alastair Machray – Editor in chief, Liverpool Echo
  • Claire McColgan – Director, Culture Liverpool
  • Professor Dinah Birch – Pro-Vice Chancellor for Cultural Engagement, University of Liverpool
  • Alan Higgins – Head of Programme – LCR Public Health England North West
  • Michelle Charters – CEO – Kuumba Imani Centre

Nominees must live, study and/or work in the Liverpool City Region or have created work/projects that significantly benefit the residents or visitors to the LCR and/or has positively contributed to the development of the economy of the LCR.

CEO of Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre Michelle Charters, feels very privileged to be asked to be one of inaugural panel judges for the Culture and Creativity Awards 2019.  Michelle said:

“I relish the opportunity to participate in this important event and feel very lucky as a judge to be able to have an insight into the diversity and impact culture continues to make in furthering the development of partnerships across communities and sectors as well as adding to the unique visitor offer our region excels at.

“This ceremony will showcase, in its many varied forms (from individuals, communities, groups and cultural institutions) the diversity of its communities, via culture and creativity across the boroughs.  We must all take this opportunity to promote, recognise and celebrate the established as well as unknown/hidden talent that we have and vote for those who contribute to making this region very special.”

So who do you feel has stood out and done an incredible job in your community?

Nominations can be completed online with the closing date on Friday 20th September at 4pm. Winners will be announced at a red carpet ceremony on 28th November 2019 at the Lady Lever Art Gallery hosted by the 2019 Liverpool City Region ‘Borough of Culture’, Wirral.

For more information about the categories and how to nominate or apply to be considered click here

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