After two successful editions of the Elevate Awards in 2012 and 2013, the Elevate Festival hands out the Elevate Awards again in 2014. They are a commendation for people and their projects, who are actively working for social, ecological and/or economical justice and the improvement of the life circumstances of people and mother nature.

The public call for nominees is happening from April 09th to June 21st.

Characterized by innovation and an orientation on the environmental and cultural commons of our planet, these positive awards should be a recognition of initiatives, which can present an output with measurable effects – either prognosticated or already in place. Since this award carries "Elevate" in its name, it should only be given to projects, which have not yet received comparable other international recognitions or decorations.

There are three categories: The International Elevate Award, the Elevate Award Steiermark and the Elevate Artivism Award.

After the Call for Nominees there is a selection process to find the five top-contestants in every category, which will be presented to the media in the form of video-portraits. The winning project will be chosen by the audience in a public voting process in October 2014 (Elevate Artivism Award and Elevate Award Steiermark). The International Elevate Award top-nominees as well as the winner will be selected by the international Jury. The awards will be handed out at the Elevate Awards Show on October 26th at the Dom im Berg venue in Graz.

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. Media partners: Kleine Zeitung, FM4 and ORF Steiermark.

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