Image: Sweet Country.
It is not often that an awards ceremony manages to make such an emphatic statement about diversity and originality. The chains of conventionality were locked in a box and thrown into the sea.
The Major Award, once called the Gold Awgie, is the metaprize in which all the category winners are set against each other. There have been many times it has highlighted excellence from less publicised forms, and that mantra certainly falls on this year’s winner.