2023 RAW Arts Awards

Celebrating Young Creativity at the 2023 RAW Arts Awards in Greater Bendigo!

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Greater Bendigo recently witnessed an explosion of youthful talent and creativity at the highly anticipated 2023 RAW Arts Awards. From film to music, visual arts to performance, this vibrant celebration showcased the remarkable abilities and diversity of young artists in the region. The 2023 RAW Arts Awards, organized by the City of Greater Bendigo, celebrated a successful year with an impressive number of applications across five categories: visual arts, literature, performing arts, short film, and the Yo Bendigo/Ambedo prize. These awards were designed to recognize and support the young artistic talent in the region, fostering their creative pursuits and providing a platform for their work to shine. With no theme restrictions, entrants were encouraged to submit their creations in their chosen medium and style, allowing them to showcase their unique perspectives as young artists within the Greater City of Bendigo Municipality. Here are the talented winners for each category: Performing Arts: Winner: Ryan McPartlane Highly Commended: Dinali Dharmadasa Literary Award: Winner: Anna Dunnicliff-Wells Highly Commended: Levity Camilleri Short Film: Winner: Sara Hancock Highly Commended: Jin Turpie Visual Arts: Winner: Bethany Mansfield Highly Commended: Tess Sillery Yo Bendigo/Ambedo Prize: Winner: Sammy Johnston

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