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Parrtjima 2023 Illuminates Eventex with Brilliance

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Parrtjima has earned its place in the spotlight with a string of prestigious awards that recognise its unparalleled excellence winning four awards!

Parrtjima has earned its place in the spotlight with a string of prestigious awards that recognise its unparalleled excellence winning four awards at the 14th edition of the Global Eventex Awards, the most coveted and recognised competition in the world of events.

Garnering gold for Best Australian/Oceania Event underscores Parrtjima’s status as a premier cultural festival, showcasing the richness of Aboriginal heritage against the stunning backdrop of the MacDonnell Ranges. Its gold in cross-channel storytelling highlights the event’s innovative approach, seamlessly weaving narratives across various mediums to create a truly immersive experience.

Parrtjima also won silver awards for both Cultural Event and Community Engagement Event reaffirming the Festival’s commitment to fostering cultural pride while actively engaging and empowering local communities.

These accolades not only honour Parrtjima’s artistic brilliance but also its profound impact on cultural representation and community cohesion.


Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) CEO Suzanna Bishop said the festival is a unique event on the Australian calendar.

“The Eventex Awards shines a spotlight on the leading events around the world and to be recognised indicates that Northern Territory Major Events Company is making an impact on the global stage,” Mrs Bishop said.

“Parrtjima – A Festival in Light is a unique event that draws people in from around the world to be immersed in stunning light installations that celebrate the world’s oldest living culture. To have this event recognised with four awards shows the impact this much-loved event has on the community of Alice Springs.”

“Parrtjima is the only authentic Aboriginal light festival of its kind and uses the newest technology to share ancient stories. It is delivered by the Northern Territory Government through Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC).”

The NTMEC team won a gold award for using events as a tool for good for the region and Mrs Bishop praised the team behind the Company’s events, like Parrtjima. “The accolade for the NTMEC team is testament to the staff, and the business which strives to innovate and work towards creating memorable events,” she said.

The Global Eventex Awards recognise the very best across the globe’s events industry. The judges remarked on the evident passion and dedication poured into Parrtjima.

I liked how the projections on the outdoor location itself were used. The lighting and projected content have been excellent and truly immersive. The entire experience based on local culture and the design of the event creates a totally innovative environment without forgetting the promotional objective of the area and its cultural and economic activity. Congratulations to the entire creative and production team.” – Victor Cid Branger – Director, Eventos TV, Lumentium, Espacio Bureau – Palacio Neptuno