RAW:natural born artists announces their 5th Annual RAWards Season Commencement Local artists represent the Kansas City community in Semi-Finals competition

RAW:natural born artists announces their 5th Annual RAWards Season Commencement Local artists represent the Kansas City community in Semi-Finals competition

November 7, 2013 (Kansas City, MO) RAW: Kansas City announces the 26 local nominees contending to represent the Kansas City community in the 5th annual RAWards Semi-Finals competition. At the beginning of October, the RAW:natural born artists organization hosted an online nomination process for 15,000 independent artists across the globe. The online popular vote and a local judges score narrowed down the top 3 artists in each craft to represent Kansas City in the Semi-Finals Showcase. Award categories include: RAW:KANSAS CITY Filmmaker of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Fashion Designer of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Musician(s) of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Visual Artist of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Photographer of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Hairstylist of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Makeup Artist of the Year RAW:KANSAS CITY Performing Artist of the Year

On Thursday, November 21, at Voodoo, Harrah’s Casino located at One Riverboat Drive, Kansas City, MO, at 7 p.m., these nominees will be showcased to the public alongside a dozen hand-picked local Director’s Highlights from the season. Winners will be announced live at the end of the program and awarded RAW Kansas City Artist of the Year 2013 in their respective genre.

The final 9 winners will go on to represent the city in the last and final round of national judging on December 8th, 2013. The national RAWards winners receive big career boosting prizes like distribution, online retail placement, studio time, gallery placement and consultation with industry executives and professionals. Tickets to this year’s local RAWards Semi-Finals event can be purchased for $15 pre-sale online at www.RAWartists.org/kansascity/RAWards2013. Tickets will increase to $17 the week of the event and $20 at the door. MORE ON RAW: RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization for artists, by artists. RAW’s mission is to provide independent artists of all creative genres, with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity. RAW Headquarters in based in Los Angeles, CA but hosts RAW events in over 60 cities across the U.S, Australia, Canada and the U.K. RAW also showcases artists online via RAWartists.org

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