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.

Successful 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 Emerald Marquee, Literature at 10.45am Literature, and Arts, Crafts and Photography at 12.00pm. Fashion Awards and Parade at the Crystal Dance Marquee at 1pm Saturday 30 April.

Entry in the 2022 Australian Celtic Cultural Awards is FREE

Entries need to be received by 5pm 31 March, 2022

Important Information

All entry forms to be submitted by 5pm Thursday 31 March. Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.

Fashion and Accessories: 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 can be collected from the Marquee on Sunday 1 May between 4pm and 5pm (no earlier under any circumstances) or at the Visitor Information Centre by 5pm Friday 6 May 2022.

Arts, Crafts & Photography: All entries to be delivered to the Visitor Information Centre by 5pm Tuesday 5 April 2022 for judging. Judging commences 11 April – 15 April. Those entries not selected by ‘the selection committee’ will be notified and will need to be collected by 5pm Friday 22 April 2022.

The organisers reserve the right not to have every entry on display due to display restrictions. Those entries selected for display will need to be collected from the Marquee on Sunday 1 May by 4pm or at the Visitor Information Centre by 5pm Friday 6 March 2022.

Literature – Short Stories and Poetry: All entries to be received by email or dropped into the Visitor Information Centre by Thursday 31 March, all entries limited to 2000 words.

All entrants will be notified by phone and email of the outcome of the judge’s decision


Australian Celtic Cultural Award Entries

  • Category 1 - Fashion (Wearable Garments)

    Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.
    If yes, we will contact you separately re this event
  • Category 2 - Accessories (Millinery, Leatherwork, Embroidery etc)

    Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.
  • Category 3 - Celtic Craft

    Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.
  • Category 4 - Celtic Art (all mediums)

    Limit size to 50cm x 80cm including frames. (unframed art will be pinned, framed needs to have wire or cord securely attached to the back to hang from). Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.
  • Category 5 - Celtic Photography

    Limit size to 50cm x 80cm including frames. (unframed photos will be pinned, framed needs to have wire or cord securely attached to the back to hang from). Limit of 2 entries per person in any one category.
  • 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