New projects, major grants and prizes awarded at sold-out Voiceless Awards

Voiceless, the animal protection institute, has awarded major grants and media prizes at its annual Voiceless Awards, in honour of the animal protection movement in Australia.

Held at the stunning waterside Ovolo Hotel in Woolloomooloo, Sydney, the Voiceless Awards was attended by industry leaders across law, media, entertainment, business and the not-for-profit sector, who gathered to hear from prominent voices in animal protection and about upcoming projects from Voiceless.

The evening featured an exclusive first look at Voiceless’s upcoming research report, Unscrambled: The hidden truth of hen welfare in the Australian egg industry, and a sneak peek of Ondine Sherman’s new novel, Sky, the first of a series to engage young adults in issues of animal protection.

Entertainment highlights from the event included a photographic exhibition and keynote address by Jo-Anne McArthur of We Animals, the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind sculpture by celebrated sculptor Anna-Wili Highfield, and an exclusive performance by musician and novelist, Holly Throsby.

As part of the Awards ceremony, Voiceless awarded the esteemed $22,500 Voiceless Media Prizes, proudly sponsored by Hunter Hall International, with top honours going to SBS, The Weekend Australian and The Guardian. See full details of all the Voiceless Media Prizes finalists here.

“This evening is dedicated to the hard efforts of all animal advocates. We have had setbacks and losses, but have also made significant progress on behalf of animals. Tonight is about celebrating our achievements, uniting together as a strong, tenacious, growing movement and looking to the year ahead,” said Ondine Sherman.

For more Awards details and list of Grant recipients, please download the full media release below.