The GLOBE Community Awards celebrate achievement in Victoria’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities.They highlight the work of all types of organisations that benefit or unite the LGBTI community and highlight the outstanding work and contribution of individuals in our community.The awards began in 2014 and have become a strong part of the Victorian community to recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work to benefit LGBTI people.
In 2017, awards were presented in the following categories:
- A healthy community – This category is open to any organisation or individual for work in improving the physical and/or mental health of the LGBTI community in Victoria through either research, health promotion or the delivery of health activities within the community.
- Connecting the LGBTI community – This category is open to all organisations, including corporates, community and social groups that help bring together the LGBTI community.
- ANZ Excellence in Business – This category is open to organisations and individuals for outstanding achievement in business. The aim of this category area is to highlight the contribution that is made by business and professionals, and to recognise their commitment to LGBTI diversity.
- Protecting our community – This category is open to any organisation and individual for work in keeping our community safe and/or in advancing the human rights of people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex community.
- Media excellence – Awarded to a journalist, presenter or program in LGBTI media for exceptional work in media or broadcasting.
- Artist of the year, sponsored by RMIT – Awarded to a Victorian LGBTI artist for exceptional work in the performing arts, visual arts, music or film.
- Straight ally of the year – Awarded to recognise a non-LGBTI individual for work in supporting the LGBTI community.
- Volunteer of the year – To recognise the work of a Victorian LGBTI individual who has shown outstanding commitment through volunteer work in our community.
- John Marriott Sports Person of the Year – Awarded for outstanding achievement in any sport by a Victorian GLBTI individual.
- Victorian LGBTI Person of the Year – Awarded to a LGBTI person of any age for outstanding and exceptional work in supporting the LGBTI community.
All entries into the GLOBE Community Awards agree to abide by the following Terms and Conditions:
- Entry is free and open to individuals, community groups, businesses or organisations.
- All entries must show benefit to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.
- All entries must show benefit primarily to Victoria or show a strong benefit to Victoria’s LGBTI community. Nominees for individual awards must have been residing in Victoria for the past two years.
- All entries must address relevant guidelines and provide supporting documentation.
- All submissions remain the property of GLOBE and may be used in conjunction with promoting the awards and/or the winners.
- Sponsors are ineligible to nominate themselves for an award but are able to be nominated.
- Sitting state and federal politicians and current vice-regal officers (including Members of Parliament, Members of the Legislative Council, Mayors, Councillors) are not eligible for nomination.
- Retired politicians and vice-regal officers will be considered for work undertaken in addition to their official duties.
- The closing date and time is final. No extensions will be allowed.
- Judges will select finalists and a winner for each category.
- Judges’ decision is final.