The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton takes place on Friday 16th February 2024 at the iconic Hilton Manchester Deansgate. In an evening of celebration and entertainment, the ceremony was created to reward the efforts made to better the lives of LGBTQ+ people across the UK in 13 categories. You can look back at the 2023 ceremony by clicking here.
Nominations for the Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 open on Monday 23rd October 2023 and close on Wednesday 15th November 2023. Following a thorough judging period from an independent community panel, the shortlist will be revealed later in the year and winners announced at the prestigious ceremony in February 2024.
Once the nominations period is closed, an initial sift will take place to confirm eligibility and highlight the most popular and deserving causes – this will be based, although not exclusively on number of votes. Our team will also take into consideration merit, taking into account on the reasons for voting that you have given and ensure that there is a good representation geographically and across the diversity of our community. No people, organisations or teams will be shortlisted that didn’t get nominated in the open categories.
At the next stage, an independent community panel will decide a shortlist of three nominees (inclusive of the winner), with the winner of the shortlist revealed on the night of the awards. The deliberation process takes place at a special event on Thursday 23rd November 2023 at Hart Shoreditch.
To see who was part of the community panel in the 2023 awards ceremony, click here. The judges for the 2024 ceremony will be announced after the nomination period closes.
The community panel are independent of Gaydio and work across a variety of sectors both publicly and privately. The panel will be carefully selected to be as fair as possible and will be published on the website when the nominations period has come to a close. Whilst popularity won’t be a deciding factor in the shortlist process, it will be taken into account so we encourage multiple nominations.
The Gaydio Pride Awards 2024 with Hilton take place on Friday 16th February 2023 at Hilton Manchester Deansgate. In the ceremony, awards will be given to ten categories where a public nomination has taken place and three that have been determined by Gaydio and the community panel.
This year, the public can nominate in ten public facing categories:
- LGBTQ+ Young Business Person of the Year with DPD
- Pride Organisation of the Year with MSLHire.co.uk
- Grassroots Pride Event of the Year with Brsk
- LGBTQ+ Influencer of hte Year with boohoo
- Volunteer of the Year
- Venue or Event of the Year
- Charity of the Year
- LGBTQ+ Enterprise Award
- Pride Network of the Year
- LGBTQ+ Club or Sports Team of the Year
In the 2023-2024 awards cycle, Gaydio and the community panel will determine the winners to three closed categories:
- Music Artist of the Year with schuh
- Lifetime Achievement Award with Circle Health
- Outstanding Entertainment Contribution Award
This year, we’re going to celebrate hard. In a new addition to the ceremony, the official afterparty takes place after the main event at Cruz 101, Manchester. Further details around the after party including performers and entertainment are due to be announced but can be purchased with your community ticket to the awards ceremony.