Last chance for D&G Life nomination


8 Aug 19
by Nathon Jones

D&G Life Awards 2019

Did you visit the festival this year? Maybe you've been involved in some of the projects Trad Music Trust are delivering in the region? If so, we'd really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to nominate us for a D&G Life Award, the deadline for which is this Sunday.

There are several categories you can choose from but we feel the most relevant are:

VOLUNTARY GROUP/CHARITY - for voluntary or charitable groups dedicated to making a difference to life in Dumfries & Galloway.
CULTURE CHAMPION - for creative artists, and workers in creative, cultural or leisure businesses or organisations in D&G.
TOURISM CHAMPION - for success in a tourism business which puts D&G on the map, and/or contribution and dedication to promoting the tourism sector and the region.

Last year we were shortlisted as finalists in the Tourism Champion category so it would be amazing if we could go one better this year and scoop an award for the organisation.

We'll be celebrating the 7th annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival over 10th-12th July 2020 which, if you're involved with festival organising, you'll know is a fantastic acheivement so it would be absolutely terrific if we were shortlisted again.

2019 was another oustanding year for the event, and for the organisation, with Dougie MacLean, Duncan Chisholm, Steph Geremia, Kitty Macfarlane, Rachel Hair, Benedict Morris and Ron Jappy delivering unforgettable performances.

To submit your nomination, simply click the link below and make your selection.  Thank you so much for your support.

Click Here to Nominate

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