Winners

Best festival

WOMADelaide 2020 – The WOMADelaide Foundation

Best work or event outside a festival

Nothing Remains Unchanged – Ross McHenry

Best work or event within a festival

THE LIGHTHOUSE – Patch Theatre

Best community or regional event or project

Lullaby Project Australia – Connecting the Dots in Music

Best work, event or project for young people

The Hunting – Closer Productions

Made in Adelaide

Where Song Began – Bowerbird Collective

Outstanding contribution by an organisation or group

Australian String Quartet

Stevie Gadlabarti Goldsmith Memorial Award

Tapaya Edwards

Geoff Crowhurst Memorial Award

Gaelle Mellis

Annabelle Collett (with acknowledgement)

Frank Ford Memorial Young Achiever Award

Jianna Georgiou

Premier’s Award For Lifetime Achievement

Scott Hicks and Kerry Heysen AM

Helen Flinter-Leach (posthumous)

All winners receive a bespoke, ruby-coloured glasswork designed and made at the JamFactory. The recipient of the prestigious Premier’s Award is also honoured with a gold nameplate on a seat in the Festival Theatre.

The awards ceremony was held on 16 December 2020 at the Art Gallery of South Australia

Watch the highlights video for a quick snapshot of some of the best moments.

Photo gallery

You can also browse our photo gallery from the night of celebration.

Past recipients

Ruby Awards 2019

Ruby Awards 2018

Ruby Awards 2017

Ruby Awards 2016