GLOBE Victoria is excited to announce that the 2021 GLOBE Community Awards program is now open and accepting nominations for this year’s awards.
First held in 2014, the GLOBE Community Awards recognise the inspiring people and organisations that work to benefit LGBTIQ+ people. The GLOBE Awards are an annual celebration of achievement in Victoria’s LGBTIQ+ communities, highlighting the work of a diverse range of organisations and individuals that benefit and unite our communities.
To date, GLOBE Victoria has awarded 75 Victorian individuals and organisations, hosted more than 2,700 LGBTIQ+ individuals and allies at their award ceremonies, and generated more than $140,000 that has been reinvested into the community through the GLOBE Community Grants Program.
According to GLOBE President, Megan Williams, “Our dedicated and passionate team of volunteers are working tirelessly to create an amazing event where we can all come together to recognise and celebrate the hard work and dedication of the incredible organisations and individuals whose work benefits and unites our wonderful LGBTIQ+ communities”.
The 2021 GLOBE Community Awards will be presented at a gala dinner awards celebration on Friday 15 October. This year’s awards event will be hosted at The Plaza Ballroom, one of Melbourne’s most iconic venues, located in the heart of Collins Street at the famous Regent Theatre. Ticket sales will open soon for this year’s much-anticipated event, where once again GLOBE will bring the LGBTIQ+ community together under the one roof to celebrate the hard work and achievements of so many in our community.
The full list of categories is provided below, including a new category that has been added from this year.
Nominations are open until 11.59 pm on Monday 16 August 2021.
Finalists will be announced on Friday 3 September, ahead of the Awards celebration on Friday 15 October.
More information about the Awards and nomination submissions can be found on the GLOBE website,
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jennifer Elmer, GLOBE Marketing Director, Jennifer.email@example.com, 0430 213 424
Megan Williams, GLOBE President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0406 926 746
THIS YEAR’S AWARDS CATEGORIES ARE:
Improving Health and Wellbeing for LGBTIQ Peoples
This category is open to any organisations or individuals who run health and wellbeing initiatives/programs to improve the health of LGBTIQ communities.
Preventing Social Isolation in LGBTIQ Communities
This category is open to all organisations, including corporates, community and social groups who run initiatives/programs to reduce social isolation and build connections within LGBTIQ communities.
Excellence in LGBTIQ Small Business and Enterprise
This category is open to LGBTIQ-owned small businesses operating in Victoria (with under 100 employees) for outstanding achievement in business. The aim of this category is to highlight the contribution that is made by LGBTIQ-owned small businesses to their community.
Outstanding Advocacy of the year
This category is open to any organisation who run advocacy and/or social change campaigns to shift attitudes, beliefs and behaviours; through systems, processes and programs.
Outstanding LGBTIQ Media Reporting
Awarded to individuals who have delivered an exceptional piece of media reporting that either celebrates LGBTIQ communities, or sheds light on current LGBTIQ issues.
LGBTIQ Artist of the Year
Awarded to Victorian LGBTIQ individuals or groups who celebrate ‘queerness’ through their artistic pursuits.
Ally of the Year
Awarded to individuals who do not identify as LGBTIQ but have made an outstanding contribution to support and celebrate LGBTIQ communities.
John Marriott LGBTIQ Sportsperson of the Year
Awarded to LGBTIQ individuals who have excelled in their sporting pursuits both on and beyond the sporting arena, and/or who have driven LGBTIQ inclusion in sport and physical activity.
LGBTIQ Volunteer of the Year
To recognise the work of a Victorian LGBTIQ individual who has shown outstanding commitment through volunteer work in our community.
LGBTIQ Person of the Year
Awarded to a LGBTIQ individuals who have led the way in driving inclusion, building capacity and connection between LGBTIQ and broader communities.
LGBTIQ Rural and Regional Champion
Awarded to LGBTIQ individuals who have visibility in working to support the LGBTIQ community in rural and or regional Victoria. One champion will be selected from the rural and regional areas of Victoria.
Plus, GLOBE is excited to announce a new award category added this year: Transgender Inclusion Award
Awarded to businesses who champion equity for sexually diverse (LGBQ) and gender diverse (transgender, gender diverse, non-binary) people in the workplace.
GLOBE Victoria is the leading LGBTIQ+ organisation that represents Victorian professional and small business owners and individuals.
Established in 1992, GLOBE provides LGBTIQ+ communities, small businesses and professionals opportunities to network, connect with members of the community and grow in a professional, safe, inclusive environment. GLOBE events aim to empower, support and enable our community to achieve their full potential.