The Seventh Traveller Pride Awards will take place on Wednesday 1st June 2016 and the nomination process is now open for people to put forward Travellers or Traveller groups to celebrate their achievements The aim of the Awards is to celebrate Traveller achievements whilst highlighting some of the obstacles that exist for Travellers in Irish society, to instil pride, increase expectations and celebrate Travellers' undoubted positive contribution to Irish life and also the pride and determination one has to have in order to succeed as a Traveller.
The awards are judged in seven separate categories, from which one will be chosen to receive the overall Traveller Pride Award for 2016
Award Categories for Achievement in:
- Arts or Culture
- Enterprise or Employment
We would ask you to begin considering individuals/groups you may wish to nominate. The closing date for nominations is WEDNESDAY 6th April 2016. Nomination forms (attached) can be sent by post, fax or email but must reach us by 5pm, Wednesday 6th April (contact details at the end of form attached).
The Traveller Pride Awards 2016 is being organised by a committee comprising The Irish Traveller Movement (ITM), Minceirs Whiden, Exchange House, Pavee Point, National Traveller MABS, the National Traveller Women’s Forum, Involve and the Parish of the Travelling People.