The Peter Barrow Bursary Award for ‘Best Newcomer’
 
Peter Barrow is Executive Producer of The Hostry Festival and is providing this very special bursary award. This award was given to an individual who is starting out on a career in the arts and who has already demonstrated exceptional ability, drive and passion for their craft.
The Best Newcomer Bursary Award for 2015 will focus on young actors and actresses between the ages of 16 and 24 years. The bursary includes professional career advice, training and placement opportunities, a professionally created website, a role in the Hostry Festival 2016 main production and a financial award.
Congratulations to Grace Leeder who won this category.

Lifetime Contribution to the Arts Award
Sponsored by the Maddermaket Theatre.
 
This award was given to an individual, venue or arts organisation that has contributed significantly to Norfolk’s arts scene over a long period of time.
Congratulations to Richard White who won this category.

The Theatre Award

Awarded to an actor or actress, a theatre company or a theatre venue, that has produced exceptional work within the last twelve months.
Congratulations to The Sewell Barn Theatre who won this category.

 

The Music Award

Awarded to a musician, band, ensemble, duo, orchestra, quartet, composer, music venue or music organisation, that has produced exceptional work within the last twelve months.

Congratulations to the Norwich Philharmonic Society who won this category.

The Education and Community Award
Sponsored by the TEN Group

Awarded to an exceptional individual, group, specific project, venue or organisation, that has enabled the local community to take part in the arts. This may be through volunteering, participation in a workshop, performance or event.

Congratulations to Sistema who won this category.

Dr Frank Bates Musical Theatre & Dance Award

Awarded to a dancer, choreographer, dance company, dance venue or dance organisation, musical theatre performer, musical theatre company or producer that has produced exceptional work within the last twelve months.

Congratulations to Pasco-Q Kevlin who won this category.

The Fashion and Costume Design Award
Sponsored by Norwich Fashion Week

Awarded to a fashion or costume designer, costume or fashion house, a promoter of local fashion or costume design, a costume or fashion festical or event, that has produced exceptional work within the last twelve months.

Congratulations to Kirsten Wythe who won this category.

 
The Visual Art Award
Sponsored by mediamakers media training
Awarded to an artist, a group of artists, a collection, gallery, studios, or visual arts organisation, that has produced exceptional work within the last twelve months.
Congratulations to Toni Lawton who won this category.

The Broadcast and Press Award
Sponsored by Newsmakers PR

Awarded to a journalist, presenter, editor, columnist, radio station or television company, reviewer, film-maker, or publication, that has produced exceptional work within the field of the arts within the last twelve months.

Congratulations to BBC Voices who won this category.

The Jarrold New Writing Award
Supported by The John Jarrold Trust

Awarded to a local writer of fiction, poetry, biography, non-fiction; a wrting group or organisation promoting and writing locally; a bookshop, wholesaler, publisher or agent promoting the work of local writers.

Congratulations to Alan Marshall and Mascot media who won this category.

Norfolk Icon Award
A new award for 2015 celebrating Norfolk work extending beyond the region.

X Factor Host and TV personality Caroline Flack is the first person to receive
The New Norfolk Icon Award, created to celebrate artists who represent Norfolk outside the county. Caroline’s Norfolk credentials and extraordinary popularity and success on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, makes a the perfect winner of this new award for 2015.  Caroline sent us a film of her accepting the award from her rehearsals at the TV studios with cheeky Ollie Murs looking on!  
Congratulations to Carroline Flack who won this award.