is pleased to announce the first annual MasterMind Awards.
The Houston area is full of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs who are changing our creative and cultural landscape. We'll honor three of these creative superstars on Saturday, November 15, when the Houston Press presents three winners with MasterMind awards of $2,000 each. Winners will come from areas such as visual arts, performance arts, film/video/media, and literary arts, and the awards will be at Winter Street Studio.
Anyone can nominate a potential MasterMind. Our goal is to honor current, cutting-edge work being done right now, right here. This is not a lifetime-achievement award, nor is it a popularity contest, and nominees need not submit proposals outlining how they'd use the money. Instead, a committee of Houston Press representatives will evaluate the potential honorees in each field, and then pick winners whose cultural and creative contributions are helping to redesign -- and redefine -- where we live.
Deadline for nominations: October 3, 2008.
To nominate someone, click here. And if you think you’re deserving of the honor, by all means, nominate yourself.
– Margaret Downing
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