GLOBE, the leading LGBTI organisation that represents Victorian professional and small business owners, today announced that they are now accepting nominations for the 2019 GLOBE Community Awards.
Established in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards have become an integral part of the Victorian LGBTI community. The Awards program celebrates achievement in Victoria’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex communities, and highlight the work of a diverse range of organisations that benefit or unite the LGBTI community.
Last year’s LGBTI Person of the Year, Jeremy Wiggins attests “Having my work recognised by being awarded LGBTI Person of the Year was deeply moving. I’d encourage everyone to take stock of the people in their world who are deserving of acknowledgment for their remarkable contribution to our community. Especially the unsung heroes and those who are under recognised.”
Minister for Equality, Martin Foley MP said, “The GLOBE awards are one of the highlights of the LGBTIQ calendar, a time to stop and acknowledge the remarkable work of LGBTIQ individuals and programs from right across Victoria. Through the GLOBE Community Awards Program, we highlight the progress we have made and celebrate how far we have come.”
The GLOBE Community Awards recognise the outstanding work and contribution of individuals and organisations in our community. To submit a nomination for a 2019 GLOBE Community Award visit www.globemelbourne.com.au/awards.
A full list of categories is provided below.
Nominations close midnight Sunday 4 of August, with finalists announced on Wednesday 28 August 2019.
For more information on the GLOBE Community Awards Program please check out https://globemelbourne.com.au/awards.
2019 Award Categories
A Healthy Community sponsored by VicHealth – 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 Community sponsored by Optus – open to all organisations, including corporate, community and social groups that help bring together the Victorian LGBTI community.
Excellence in Small Business sponsored by ANZ – open to LGBTI owned small businesses operating in Victoria for outstanding achievement in business. The aim of this category is to highlight the contribution that is made by LGBTI owned small businesses to their community.
Protecting Our Community sponsored by City of Melbourne – open to any Victorian organisation or individual for work in keeping our community safe and/or in advancing the human rights of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex community.
Media Excellence – Awarded to a Victorian journalist or presenter working 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 identifying Victorian 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 sponsored by Proud2Play – Awarded for outstanding achievement in any sport by a Victorian LGBTI individual.
The GLOBE LGBTI Person of the Year – Awarded to a LGBTI Victorian of any age for outstanding and exceptional work in supporting the LGBTI community.
Emily Alvis | GLOBE Marketing & Communications Director
Phone: 0413 576 111
GLOBE (Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise) is a not-for-profit community group established in 1992. GLOBE supports LGBTI individuals, businesses and community groups so they can engage and develop their business and community interests in an environment that encourages diversity and inclusiveness.