Judging Criteria

Out For Sport annual sports awards – guidance for shortlisting judges 

Award Criteria

 

Club spirit award – celebrating role models

CriterionScore Notes
The nominee is a member of an OFS club  
The nominee has demonstrated a positive attitude to sports participation   
The nominee has supported club members to enjoy their sporting experience  
The nominee is recognised by others in their club as a role model  
Score   

Outstanding achievement – triumphing against the odds

CriterionScoreNotes
The nominee is a member of an OFS club  
The nominee has gone above and beyond normal expectations to achieve personal success or support their team or others to do likewise  
The activity occurred within the last 12 months  
Score   

Unsung hero – celebrating those working behind the scenes 

CriterionScoreNotes
Nominee is a member of an OFS club  
Nominee is a volunteer or committee member at their club   
Nominee has contributed in a significant way to the success of their club, or club activities  
Club members have experienced benefit as a direct result of the work of the nominee  
Score   

Sportsperson of year – celebrating individual sporting achievements

CriterionScoreNotes
Nominee is a member of an OFS club  
Nominee achieved significant success in sport or physical activity linked to their club  
Achievement occurred in the past 12 months  
Score   

Lifetime achievement – the Ivan Bussens Award

CriterionScoreNotes
The nominee is or has been a member of an OFS club  
Nominee has made a significant contribution to their clubs’ success, or to the wider success of the LGBT+ sporting community over a number of years  
Score  

Team of the year – celebrating team sporting achievement

CriterionScoreNotes
Team is from an OFS club  
Team can demonstrate success in their chosen sport – either through excellence or through achieving beyond their team’s expectations  
Success has been achieved within the previous 12 months  
Score   

Most innovative project – recognising creative project-work 

CriterionScoreNotes
Project was led by an OFS club  
Project took place or ended over the past 12 months  
Inclusion was a central principle for the project  
Current or future members of the club will see benefit from this project  
The club is actively seeking ways to share best practice knowledge from their project with the wider LGBT+ community  
Score   

Most inclusive club – the Leviathen Hendricks Award

CriterionScoreNotes
Nominated club is a member of OFS  
Club can demonstrate how they have embedded the principles of diversity and inclusion in their day to day club operations  
Club can demonstrate success in recruiting and retaining a diverse and happy membership   
Score   

Emerging club of the year – celebrating new growth

CriterionScoreNotes 
Nominated club is a member of OFS  
Club is less than five years old  
Club can evidence their work to establish their club and membership within their sporting community, or within the LGBT+ community  
Club can articulate their vision for the future and their ambitions for their membership  
Score   

Nike Club of the year – acknowledging excellence

CriterionScoreNotes
Club is a member of OFS  
Through video the club can evidence success in their sport, or how they have supported their membership to achieve success  
Through Video the club can evidence they have invested time and resources in their membership, their volunteers and their supporters  
Through video the club can demonstrate that their work is bringing benefit to members and to the wider LGBT+ sporting community  
Score  

Score guidelines

0 – the application does not meet the award criteria

1 – the application speaks to the award criteria, but does not provide any detail or evidence

2 – the application provides clear information about how the nominee meets the award criteria and cites evidence or examples to support their application

3 – the application provides a detailed explanation on how the nominee fits the criteria for the award. Where relevant, the judges can clearly discern how the nominee has achieved or contributed something unique within their sport, their club and the wider LGBT+ sporting community. 

Out For Sport Member clubs are all listed on the Sports Clubs page of the website. Pending Clubs are NOT included.