Great Lakes Arts Awards are open for nominations MidCoast LGA (overall news) by NOTA - April 29, 2015 Nominations are open for the Great Lakes Arts Awards, which are run every second year. The Awards have undergone a revamp from previous events including a name change and a reduction in the number of categories from seven to five. Nominations are invited under five categories, namely: Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Literary Arts, and Youth (under 18). The fifth category, Enlightened Support, is awarded to an individual, group or organisation that has made a significant contribution to any creative discipline either by endowment or by creative practice. Nominations for the Awards close at 4.30pm on Friday 15 May. Nomination packs are available from Council’s website.