Community members are advised that nominations for the ACON Honour Awards close on August 30.

People may nominate themselves or an organisation they work for, and individuals or organisations may be nominated in multiple categories.

When nominations have closed, a judging panel will select three finalists and one winner for each category, with finalists to be announced on September 8, and winners at a ceremony to be held at The Ivy.

Tickets to the gala event can be bought through the Honour Awards website. Money from ticket sales will help ACON fund its health services targeting issues beyond HIV/AIDS.

“While ACON gets a significant amount of funding from NSW Health, that money can only be spent on work we do in relation to HIV/AIDS,” ACON CEO Nicholas Parkhill said.

“Our broader work in relation to GLBT health and wellbeing — such as alcohol and other drugs, lesbian health, anti-violence, mental health, ageing, community care and advocacy — is financed by one-off grants, fundraising activities and donations.”

The proceeds of a silent auction on the night will also help fund the organisation.

info: To nominate someone or a community organisation for an award visit www.honourawards.com.au

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