Australian Celtic Cultural Awards

About the Australian
Celtic Cultural Awards

2022 is a very exciting year for the Festival as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Australian Celtic Festival.

To mark this tremendous milestone we are expanding our Fashion Awards including a name change to the Australian Celtic Cultural Awards (ACCA). These awards feature the categories of fashion, arts, crafts, ancestral skills and literature which are all proving to be a strong part of popular culture and design all over the world. Connections to the past, Celtic mythology and traditions has become an evocative world for new audiences, Celtic creativity is making a resurgence.

This year’s theme is a celebration of 3o years of growth of our eight Celtic nations that the Australian Celtic Festival acknowledges. Special categories of Cornish, Welsh and Breton inspired entries are welcomed.

What We're Looking For

Celtic fashion including accessories over the years from vintage to now. We would also like to see workshops and entries in ancestral crafts like spinning, weaving, Viking knitting and carving. Be inspired by leatherwork, doll making and needlework. There are cash prizes and encouragement awards for all categories.

All entries will be displayed in the Australian Celtic Cultural Awards marquee at the Australian Standing Stones during the Festival.  Winners will be announced at the Celtic Cultural Awards Fashion Parade in the Dance Marquee, Saturday 30 April, 2022 (time TBA).

Entry in the 2022 Australian Celtic Cultural Awards is FREE

ENTRIES CLOSE: 31 March 2022

Important Information

All entries to be delivered to the Cultural Awards Marquee at the Australian Standing Stones on Friday 29 April, 2022 between 9am and 2pm or delivered to the Visitor Information Centre prior to the Festival.

All entries will need to be picked up from the Visitor Information Centre from Monday 2 May until Friday 6 May. Any entries that are not picked up will be donated to charity.

Winners of cash prizes will be notified by phone if they are not attending the event.

Australian Celtic Cultural Award Entries

  • Category 1 - Fashion (Wearable Garments)

    If yes, we will contact you separately re this event
  • Category 2 - Accessories (Millinery, Leatherwork, Embroidery etc)

  • Category 3 - Celtic Craft

  • Category 4 - Celtic Art (all mediums)

  • Category 5 - Celtic Photography

  • Category 6 - Celtic Literature (Short Stories and Poetry)

  • Hold a Workshop

    We're providing opportunities for participants in the Celtic Cultural Awards to hold a cultural workshop or demonstration as part of our 2022 Australian Celtic Festival.
  • Please provide the name and topic of the workshop/demonstration you can do, including Name & Topic.
  • Volunteer at the 2022 ACF