This Elevate Award has a local focus on the Austrian state of Styria (Steiermark). While sharing the same values and criteria as the International Elevate Award, this award has a clear local/regional focus.

The public call for nominees took place from April 16th to June 17th 2013.

After the call for nominees the winner out of the top five contestants will be chosen by the audiences of Kleine Zeitung and ORF Steiermark in October 2013. There will be an online voting process, held at the website of Kleine Zeitung.

This award initiative is supported by Franz Voves, the governor of the state of Styria, as well as the culture department of the city of Graz.

Jugend am Land
Open BioLab Graz
Radio Helsinki