Australian Body Art Festival, a Sunshine Coast Business Awards Finalist

Finalists in the 2018 Sunshine Coast Business Awards were announced on Monday 24 September in recognition of the region’s outstanding business leadership.

Amongst the 120 finalists, The Australian Body Art Festival was recognised in the category of Festivals and Events for their outstanding business management, innovation and growth.

Initial judging of finalists examined each submission for key aspects of business, including customer service, innovation, use of technology and commitment to sustainability.

“This is a fantastic event that offers something really unique and different.  Dozens of artists and thousands of spectators attend this festival each year and they always say how much they love it and what a wonderful experience it is to see living works of art come to life.  As well as the cultural and social benefits this event also has significant economic benefits for the region,” said event manager, Danielle Taylor.

Each year the Australian Body Art Festival is organised and run by the volunteers at the Cooroy Chamber of Commerce who dedicate many, many hours to help create such a wonderful and unique festival. It attracts artists and spectators from around Australia and overseas and is a festival of colour and entertainment that sparks the imagination.  With several types of body painting, fashion, music and roving entertainment on offer it is a two-day festival that should be on everyone’s must do list.

In congratulating each of the finalists and winners, Awards Chair Jennifer Swaine said: “Once again it is fantastic and humbling to see firsthand the high calibre, innovative and progressive business community we have here at the thriving Sunshine Coast.”

“It is truly inspiring and rewarding to hear the stories of each of the finalists; it is a very significant achievement to be recognised for such achievement and every business involved deserves acknowledgement,” she said.

Ms Swaine said that yet again the quality of entrants this year was impressive.

“The quality and diversity of all of the entries across each of the awards was exceptional, which makes our job so much harder. It is inspiring to see so many passionate and motivated professionals locally, building a solid future for the Sunshine Coast’s continued success, and these finalists are ambassadors for not only their industry but our region looking into the future.”