Moving Full Steam Ahead With Buffys 2020
In case you haven’t guessed it, the theme for the 2020 Wood Buffalo Excellence in Arts Awards showcase is Midnight Steampunk. Save the date and prepare yourselves for a cinematic, steampunk Buffys experience. On October 17th at 7:30 p.m., this year’s event will be premiering on YouTube, Facebook and Shaw Spotlight.
Just like every Buffys extravaganza, the event will showcase local artists, performers, sponsors, arts champions, nominees and award recipients. This year, however, the event will be video broadcast on social media and television as a way of respecting physical distancing while still celebrating and acknowledging all of the amazing talent in the Wood Buffalo region.
Be sure to nominate or self-apply. It will be a night to remember as we recognize excellence in various arts disciplines and the incredible contributions these amazing artists make to our communities throughout the Wood Buffalo
Picture yourself in the mid-1800s, imagining what the future would look like through a Victorian lens. Some describe steampunk as retro-futuristic science fiction or fantasy, incorporating technology, and aesthetics inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. Examples include: Wild Wild West (movie), SteamWorld (game series), Westworld (TV series), and much more.
Get your steampunk-inspired costumes, gear, makeup, props, and imagination ready, and prepare to share them online on October 17th by using the hashtag #buffys2020.
Nominations Open Until July 31 @ midnight (MST)
Be sure to nominate an artist (July 15) or self-apply (July 31) until midnight (MST). The Awards showcase will be a night to remember as we recognize excellence in various arts disciplines and the incredible contributions these amazing artists make to our communities throughout the Wood Buffalo region.