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Australian Event Awards Finalist

The Gibb Challenge announced as Finalist in the Australian Event Awards

I'm bloody thrilled to announce The Gibb Challenge has been chosen as a National Finalist in the 2016 Australian Event Awards.

Selected from hundreds of entries across the country by a panel of experts and leaders in the industry, The Gibb Challenge’s status as a finalist places it amongst the top few events in Australia in its category.

The Australian Event Awards recognises the best events in Australia and achievements in the industry by Australians around the world, regardless of event size or audience.

You mob already know The Gibb Challenge is a socially competitive team relay mountain bike event raising community awareness and funds for charity. Tracing the iconic stock route of the Gibb River Road from the deep port town of Derby, through the vast pastoral leases of the central Kimberley and on to the community celebrations of the east Kimberley, The Gibb Challenge is a life defining adventure. In 2016 Sirens of Silence was chosen as the event’s charity partner and over $470,000 was raised to support our triple zero heroes with post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and suicide prevention.

The Gibb Challenge is also nominated for Australia’s Favourite Event, which will be decided by vote of the Australian public once voting opens on Thursday 25 August. Votes can be cast at

Winners of the Australian Event Awards will be announced at the Novotel Twin Waters Resort on the Sunshine Coast on 21 September 2016.

The Awards, celebrating the best of the best in the industry, will be followed by the Australian Event Symposium, which will deliver inspiration from Creative Directors of a number of Australia’s most significant events as well as 18 skills-based sessions designed to ensure the Australian industry remains on the cutting edge of the events space worldwide.

The Gibb Challenge will be held again from Sunday 21st May to Thursday 25th May, 2017.

A full list of Finalists for the Australian Event Awards can be found at

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