The 2013 Deadly Awards® will be held in September at the Sydney Opera House.
Nominations are open for the 2013 Deadlys® and organisers are already planning a star studded night of entertainment and excellence on 10 September at the Sydney Opera House. The National Indigenous Music, Sport, Entertainment and Community Awards (aka the Deadlys®) are in their 19th year and are Australia’s largest event on the national calendar, showcasing the achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across the nation.
“2012 was a fantastic event at the Opera House in front of a capacity crowd. We are preparing for a show that offers the highest standard of performance from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, and one which puts achievement and outstanding contribution centre stage,” Executive Producer Gavin Jones says. “The Deadlys® will have all the excitement of a national awards night, and capture the year that was in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.”
The Deadlys® vision is to showcase the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our community and to Australian society. “In the past year there has been outstanding contribution and achievement across sport and music, film and television, visual arts, education, culture, science and employment, and most importantly, in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health,” Mr Jones says. “One of the most enjoyable aspects for me as executive producer of the Deadlys® is the opportunity to showcase our unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture to the wider Australian public, and also to put forward our remarkable role models – the finalists and winners in the award categories – on a national stage, and honour that achievement.”
Nominations close on 30 June and finalists will be announced on 19 July 2013. There are 28 award categories across music, sport, the arts and the community which are open to the public for voting. There are four categories in the non-voting award categories, the Deadlys Hall of Fame. “So tell us who’s Deadly in 2013 and let’s celebrate their achievement and contribution on the national stage,” Mr Jones says. Nominations are for contribution and achievements occurring from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013.