Proud to be a finalist in the arts and culture award

The shortlist for the 2019 White Rose Awards has been revealed with 103 finalists in the running to win one of the highly coveted trophies and Freedom Festival is proud to be a finalist in the arts and culture category, alongside Hull Truck Theatre, demonstrating that Hull is leading the way in this area.

The Welcome to Yorkshire event, which celebrates the very best in food, drink, accommodation and attractions in Yorkshire, will take place at the Leeds First Direct Arena on Monday 25 November.

Welcome to Yorkshire’s Head of Special Projects Claudine Shaw said: “A huge well done to everyone who’s made it onto this year’s shortlist. The White Rose Awards is one of our flagship events, and it’s such a privilege to be able to honour the stars of Yorkshire tourism. The competition is always tough as the standards are so incredibly high in the county. Good luck to everyone and we can’t wait to see you on the night for one of the biggest parties of the year.”

There are 19 categories in total for 2019 with more winners getting the opportunity to progress through to the prestigious national awards run by Visit England.

The winner of each category will be ranked as gold, with the two runners up being rated silver and bronze. In 15 of the categories the entire top three will then be automatically entered in the Visit England Awards.