Rotary LGBT+ Awards
Rotary LGBT+ Awards
The Rotary LGBT+ Fellowship’s awards program honour and recognise contributions to LGBT+ inclusion from across Rotary. Awards are open to Rotary clubs and members from across the globe.
Nominations for the 2021 – 2022 year will close on 30 April 2022. All nominated activities must have occurred between 1 June 2021 and 30 April 2022.
Further information about dates and the ceremony of events will be released at a later time.
The Fellowship Pride Awards have 6 award categories, 3 individual and 3 group. Individuals may self-nominate or nominate on behalf of others.
Pride Youth of the Year award
Pride Youth of the Year award is open to individuals that have actively undertaken work to develop a more supportive, diverse and inclusive club for LGBT+ members. This award is open to a member or ally of the Rotary family who is at or under the age of 30.
Pride Leader of the Year award
Pride Leader of the Year award is open to Rotary leaders at the District Governor level and above, including District Rotaract and Interact representatives, who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to LGBT+ inclusion in Rotary.
Distinguished Pride Champion of the Year award
Distinguished Pride Champion of the Year award is open to any members of the Rotary Family. This award will be presented to a member who has demonstrated outstanding contribution to LGBT+ inclusion in their community.
Pride Club of the Year award
Pride Club of the Year award is open to all clubs that have actively undertaken work to develop a more supportive, diverse and inclusive club for LGBT+ members.
Pride District of the Year award
Pride District of the Year award is open to all districts that have actively undertaken work to develop a more supportive, diverse and inclusive club for LGBT+ members.
Distinguished Pride Initiative of the Year award
Distinguished Pride Initiative of the Year award is open to all clubs and districts for a policy, service project, event or activity that has demonstrated benefit for LGBT+ inclusion in their broader community.
Has the nominee acted (where relevant) in alignment with Rotary’s values of Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity and Leadership?
Has the nominee used innovative approaches, which have resulted in a step up from business as usual and delivered real benefits to end users?
Has the nominee’s achievement gone above and beyond their normal job role?
Has the nominee made an impact beyond their immediate geographical area?
Has the nominee introduced effective joint working arrangements that connect members from multiple clubs, districts or other internal or external organizations?
Will the initiative/practice described leave a lasting legacy and can it be replicated across Rotary?
The initiative demonstrates development and maintenance of positive and purposeful relationships with the local community, while positively building the reputation of Rotary as inclusive to the LGBT+ community.
The initiative adopts creative new approaches, potentially drawing on new understandings from research, other organizational experience, community and stakeholder input.
What is the initiative’s number of people impacted? The geographical extent of the impact and/or level of impact (e.g. none to life changing).
Will the initiative/practice described leave a legacy and can it be replicated across the community?
Judges’ decisions are final
A committee made up of fellowship members (from clubs or organizations not affiliated by those submitting the award) will assess each nomination against the below criteria. Judges will use the matrix below to score each criterion:
Sumbit a nomination
Tips for writing a successful nomination
- the nomination must address each selection criteria in the relevant award category.
- Judging panels consider all criteria equally when selecting the finalists and winners.
- Please be as detailed as possible for the reasoning behind your nomination
- nominees and nominators should be specific about the nominee’s strengths and provide clear examples.
The nomination form is broken up into 4 sections:
- Background: a summary of the nomination to be used at the award ceremony, in promotional materials and online (150-word limit)
- Criteria response: formal response to the category’s selection criteria (500-word limit)
- Articles: evidence that demonstrates how the individual/club/district achieved excellence and went above and beyond (can be text or uploaded files)
- Photo: a photo for the district, club or individual(s) to be used at the ceremony, in promotional materials and online (upload).