ZEST Awards announces nominees for Outstanding Youth Led Project in Greater Western Sydney – Campbelltown’s Fisher’s Gig is nominated for their annual youth music festival.

Fisher’s Gig has been part of the long standing Festival of Fisher’s Ghost celebrations for 18 years, starting as a band competition the event has grown to be an award winning event for Campbelltown and the Western Sydney region – attracting big name local artist such as last year’s headliners The Beards.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr Paul Hawker commends Fisher’s Gig on their nomination and recognises the positive contribution young people make to the Campbelltown community.

“Our youth groups who worked hard to bring this large – scale community event to fruition can be proud that their commitment has been acknowledged in such a way” said Cr Hawker.

“The nomination also helps to highlight the role of Fisher’s Gig as more than just a youth music event. The involvement of young people in its coordination and delivery has seen the event provide professional development opportunities, highlight local musical and event coordination talent, and act as a catalyst for promoting sustainability initiatives.”

The ZEST Awards is an event led by peak body Western Sydney Community Forum and showcases the achievements of the community sector. This year ZEST Awards 2016’s key partners include TRI Community Exchange Inc., WESTIR Ltd., Western Sydney University, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute and Transport for NSW.

“The ZEST Awards are an opportunity to celebrate the successes of local young people, and we’re delighted to share in their excitement. We also look forward to learning more about the other great projects being undertaken across the region at the upcoming awards night” said Cr Hawker.

Winners will be announced at the 2016 ZEST Awards on Wednesday, 24 February at ANZ Stadium.

For more information on the ZEST Awards or to purchase tickets visit: www.zestawards.com.au

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