Nomination Guidelines 21st Birthday Awards 2019

Nominations will be judged by a neutral panel of judges consisting of high-level representatives from across the LGBT+ sport and physical activity community. The judges will use a scoring system to assess applications, which will be published online for all those submitting nominations to see. The panel’s decision is final.

Each nomination will be scored on how closely the nominee’s achievements meet or exceed the criteria specified for each award. It is therefore important that you provide as much detail in your nomination as possible.

Unless otherwise stated, only individuals who are members of Out For Sport affiliated clubs can be nominated for Out For Sports Individual awards and only Out For Sport affiliated clubs can be nominated for Club awards.

Nominations must be made online using the nomination form provided, with a supporting statement of up to 350 words outlining key reasons for the nomination in line with the criteria. No additional supporting evidence will be accepted, unless requested by the Judges. No joint nominations for individual categories will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of nominations from any one individual or club. Individuals, teams and clubs can be nominated in more than one category. 

Nomination entries close midnight on 13th October 2019. Any nominations received after this time will not be considered for shortlisting. Once submitted, an acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by Out For Sport.

The top three entries in every category will be shortlisted and informed of their status and might be asked to submit a short video detailing more about why they have been nominated as we may show these on the night. These videos will not be part of the judging process.

The top three shortlisted nominees in the Awards for Individuals will each receive 2 free tickets to the awards ceremony. Please make sure your nominee(s) is (are) aware of the event date in case they are shortlisted. Shortlisted Clubs will not receive free tickets but will be guaranteed access to at least 10 tickets per club.

Please note, photographs will be taken throughout the awards event. These will be used by Out For Sport and the Mayor Of London’s office on our websites, social media, and in promotional materials. Please let us know if you have any concerns about photography or do not wish to be included in any photographs. 

Judges (names will be announced on the OFS website shortly) and Out For Sport Event Committee Members who are listed below are not eligible to win any individual awards.

Vicki Carter, Jamie Hooper, Laura Salisbury, Adrian Hyyrylainen-Trett, Cleo Lynn and Keith Miller.