The Ashley Morris Award

On of my favorite parts of Rising Tide is the presentation of the Ashley Morris Award. Named in honor of the late Ashley Morris, it is awarded to a citizen who passionately works to defend and improve New Orleans through their actions.

Photo by Emily Ardoin

The actual award is an ingot of transparent glass with a image based on the graphic design for Rising Tide 2 by Greg Peters. The design was adapted and the Award made by Leigh Checkman.

Past winners are Ashley Morris, Matt McBride and Karen Gadbois.

This year's award will be presented at Rising Tide 4 - Saturday, August 22.

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