RAWards Semi Final Showcase

RAW:natural born artists announces their 4th Annual RAWards Season Commencement
Local artists represent the Riverside community in Semi-Finals competition

October 17th, 2012 Riverside, CA - RAW: Riverside announced the 30 local nominees contending to represent the Riverside community in the 4th annual RAWards Semi-Finals competition.
Over the course of the past two weeks the RAW:natural born artists organization hosted an online nomination process for 10,000 independent artists across the globe. The online popular vote with a local Showcase Director weigh in narrowed down the top 3-5 artists to represent YOUR CITY in the Semi-Finals Showcase.
Award categories include;

RAW:Riverside Fashion Designer of the Year
RAW:Riverside Musician(s) of the Year
RAW:Riverside Visual Artist of the Year
RAW:Riverside Photographer of the Year
RAW:Riverside Accessory Designer of the Year
RAW:Riverside Hairstylist of the Year
RAW:Riverside Makeup Artist of the Year

On November 15th at Sevilla located at 3252 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside at 6PM the local community will be asked to cast a live vote at the Semi-Finals Showcase. The community popular vote will consist of 50% and the scores of three local judges David King Chief Editor of Social Culture IE, Allen Aceves of creator and host of Indie Living Room Podcast, and Jenny Guzman of KUCR; Music & Concert Director for ASPB will consist of the other 50%. Scores and votes will be tallied that evening and announced live at the end of the showcase.

The final 7 winners will go on to represent the city in the last and final round of national judging on November 18th 2012.
The national RAWards winners receive big career boosting prizes like distribution, store 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 RAWartists.org/Riverside Tickets will be $20 at the door.