Oh hi! Did you know the Frankie Good Stuff Awards have launched for a second year? It’s true. They have. They’re a great initiative aimed at sniffing out clever creative types, and rewarding them for their work.
I’m lucky enough to be a judge in the awards once again, casting a careful eye over the CRAFT section to choose an overall winner amongst no-doubt amazing entries. (Last year’s CRAFT winner was the jaw-dropping clever clogs genius, Freda Cheung.)
As a brand new part of the Good Stuff Awards, Frankie has recorded a whole bunch of podcasts with the hardworking creative types who are judging their gongs. I am one of those types and you can listen to my episode below (or here).
I was actually very VERY extremely nervous about doing this podcast, as I had been hiding under a rock a bit – withdrawing from doing MOST people-facing things – due to trying to recover from a very busted-up and broken heart, but Frankie’s Dep Ed, writer Mia Timpano, trotted into my house and made me feel comfy from the get-go.
I was worried that people would be able to see my deep dark soul bits if they heard me speaking in the midst of everything that was happening around me, but then I realised that this could be a little bubble of good stuff (!) in the midst of my tricky life and now I am SO GLAD I was asked to do it!
I am not the only judge, of course. Nu-uh.
There are others including the blinking beautiful artist Beci Orpin, the brilliant writer Benjamin Law, the all-seeing movie/pop culture gent Mark Fennell, fashion-freaking-superstar Jenny Kee, and the effervescent and knowledgeable Myf Warhurst (who was also my former Gertrude St studio buddy – along with Victoria Mason – back-in-the-day and has just been announced as the new lunchtime presenter on ABC Radio GO MYFFFFF!)
Oh, and there are many more wonderful judges too. Check ’em out here.
If you are a creative type – or know someone deserving – get your good self/their good self together and enter these awards. There are rad perks and excellent profile-raising-recognition-getting opportunities to be had.
And don’t forget to listen to the podcast because even my skeptical kid said ‘Mum! This is really good! Really, really good!’ when he heard bits of it.