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Austin Fashionista’s and Art Enthusiast’s get ready for this year’s 3rd Annual RAW Awards 2011! The National Arts Organization awards feature emerging artists and gives out career-boosting prizes such as store placement, gallery placements and life changing consultations.

There is 9 different categories that include; fashion, music, film, visual art, performing art (dance or comedy), hair styling, makeup artistry, photography, and accessories. RAW narrows down the nominees by doing a nationwide online vote, local communities vote, and last but no least a panel of judges to score the 9 final winners. The judges are established industry professionals such as Don Grierson (Former A & R Capitol Records), Chloe Dao (Winner of Bravo’s Project Runway 2), Kristen Segal (Fashion Marketing, Fred Segal Boutique), Brig Van Osten (Winner of Bravo’s Sheer Genius). The nationwide digital polls opened October 1st via the www.RAWartists.org website.

November 10th through the 17th the City Semi Finals begin and nominees will showcase their talent in their cities. Live community voting starts and will determine who will represent their city in the final showcase.

Thursday, November 17th is the final day of RAW Austin 2011 Awards at 8:00PM. Club de Ville will be hosting the event and it is cocktail attire. Tickets are $10 pre-sale, $15 week of, $20 at the door. Come support your fellow Austin artists for this exciting and local event! You won’t regret it!

The winner’s will be revealed in December through a video announcement. The winners will then have the opportunity to travel to Hollywood, California in January to be honored and featured at the 2011 RAW Awards Show at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

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