For the second time, the Elevate Festival awards people, initiatives and projects, which contribute positively, sustainably and innovatively to society. Submission of entrants was open to the public from April to July 2013. Numerous projects were submitted and then evaluated.
The Styrian Elevate Award, the International Elevate Award and the Elevate Artivism Award are up for grabs. For each of these three categories, five finalists have been selected. While the audience votes on the winners of the Styrian Elevate Award and the Elevate Artivism Award in October 2013, the winner of the International Elevate Award is chosen by an international jury of 95 former festival participants.
In the course of the awards show, the winners will be announced and welcomed on stage. This is followed by a price giving ceremony. There is music and art as well as a charming moderator. This free admission awards show is not only exciting and entertaining, but also encouraging and inspiring for all ages.
The prize money of the Elevate Awards has been funded by the Elevate Sweet Crowdfunding Chocolate 120% Motivationskick. This sweet collaboration of the Elevate Festival with Chocolatier Josef Zotter provides the full sales revenue for the Elevate Awards dotation.
We are looking forward to seeing all the Elevate Artivism Award finalists perform at the show and we will walk towards this Sunday night on the red carpet with our host, Hermes. It will be a good night.