The Georgy Awards became an incorporated entity in 2011 and is run by a committee of volunteers who work tirelessly each year to bring the awards ceremony to life. At present the committee consists of the following volunteers:
President / Senior Judges Co-ordinator – Joyce Baker-Dawber OAM
Vice President – Kelsey Dealy
Secretary – Tricia Deakin
Treasurer – Max Dawber
Riverlinks Venues Liaison Co-ordinator – Clare Rich
Junior Judges Co-ordinator – Kathy Daly
MC/Awards Ceremony Host Co-ordinator – Darcy Elliott
Committee Member – Sian Clarke
Committee Member – Mark Thomson
Junior Section Georgy Judges
Senior Section Georgy Judges
The committee is supported by graphic design studio, PRINTworks to produce the yearly presentation’s certificates, nominee slips, winner envelopes and associated marketing collateral.
The Venues for the Georgy Awards
The inaugural Georgy Awards were hold at the Hotel Victoria in Shepparton and over the years the awards night has had many homes. Whilst the Georgy Awards presentation nights were split into Senior and Junior, venues used included Amber Court Receptions and TAFE’s Harder Auditorium for the Senior presentations, and Wesley Church Hall, Shepparton High School Hall and The Maude Street Mall for Junior presentations.
The Georgy Awards were combined again to include both Senior and Junior sections in 2002 and were held at WestSide Performing Arts Centre, Mooroopna. In 2010, the Georgy Awards were held at the Paramount Theatre, Echuca.
After presenting the award ceremony at the Eastbank Centre, Shepparton from 2011 – 2017, the awards were presented at Riverlinks WestSide, Mooroopna in February 2019 for the 2018 theatre season which saw the judging year move to a full calendar year with the awards ceremony being held in February of the year after.