This year, we’re looking for nominations in ten categories for individuals, businesses and campaigns who have made a positive impact on LGBTQ+ lives in the UK.
The nomination period opens at 08:30 on Monday 23rd October 2023 and closes at 17:00 on Wednesday 15th November 2023. Entries submitted after this period will not be considered.
We actively encourage multiple nominations – although the Gaydio Pride Awards with Hilton isn’t a popularity contest, our independent community panel will take into account popular nominees as part of the judging process. Work/contribution towards the nomination must take place between 5th December 2022 and Sunday 3rd December 2023. Click here to read the terms and conditions.
Once the nominations period is closed, 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.
A points system devised by Gaydio and the community panel will be used to determine the shortlists and winners, with considerations made to ensure a diverse line up of nominees and winners.
Three categories will be decided by Gaydio and the community panel – Music Artist of the Year with schuh, Outstanding Entertainment Contribution and Lifetime Achievement with Circle Health Group.
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.
GRASSROOTS PRIDE EVENT with BRSK
Recognising the delivery and impact of a grassroots pride event with a maximum capacity of around 10,000 people.
LGBTQ+ YOUNG BUSINESS PERSON with DPD
Recognising the impact of an LGBTQ+ person in business under the age of 30 who has spotlighted LGBTQ+ issues and initiatives in addition to their role.
LGBTQ+ INFLUENCER with BOOHOO
An individual who has used their platform to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ causes and act as voice for good for those in our community who may not be heard.
PRIDE ORGANISATION with MSLHIRE
Recognition for a Pride organisation who has delivered a stellar Pride event, local initiatives designed to better LGBTQ+ lives, or has made a real difference in their target area.
A pride or charity volunteer who has gone above and beyond to help deliver positive change for the LGBTQ+ community.
Recognition of a charity who has demonstrated exceptional work to better the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
Recognising workplace trailblazers, LGBTQ+ businesses and enterprises who have gone above and beyond to create a culture of inclusivity and diversity.
A recognition of a Pride Network for delivering schemes and initiatives to better the lives of LGBTQ+ employees.
VENUE OR EVENT
An award for inclusive venues or events who have created a spectacular form of escapism and entertainment for LGBTQ+ people.
LGBTQ+ SPORTS CLUB OR TEAM
An award for demonstration of excellence for an LGBTQ+ sports club or team.
MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR with schuh
Awarded to an artist who has made significant contribution to raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues through activism and/or performance.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD with CIRCLE HEALTH GROUP
Awarded to an individual who has worked tirelessly throughout their life to push LGBTQ+ issues to the forefront and made a difference to LGBTQ+ lives.
OUTSTANDING ENTERTAINMENT CONTRIBUTION
Awarded to an individual in the public eye who has used their platform to highlight LGBTQ+ causes.
Nominations are now closed, keep your eyes peeled as we reveal the shortlist soon.