From the article:
The convention is in Lovecraft’s memory. Events include readings by authors; a bus tour of Providence with a stop at Lovecraft’s gravesite; horror art shows; and panel discussions. The highlight was to be the presentation of the first World Fantasy Awards to deserving writers. The awards are busts of Lovecraft sculptured by cartoonist Gahan Wilson.
From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Sunday, November 2, 1975. Click to enlarge:
Thanks to Lovecraft eZine reader Kippling for the link.