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2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards Announced – Open for Sponsorship!

About the Awards

Building on the momentum of our 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards, Community Business is excited to announce the details of our new 2018 LGBT+ Inclusion Awards. To broaden the appeal and encourage nominations by new entrants, we have introduced a number of exciting new categories.

Over the years the number and nature of the awards has varied slightly. We have now identified 5 ‘core awards*’ that are run every year.  In each non-Index year, we look to introduce a number of additional awards. In identifying these new awards, Community Business has considered:
 

         • Feedback from key external stakeholders, namely companies that have participated in the Index 
            and are active in the LGBT+ space
         • How the awards can be of broader appeal, giving opportunities to new entrants
         • New areas of focus that will continue to drive progress and the adoption of best practice
 

As a result, the 2018 Awards are:

  About the Awards
Award Categories
Sponsor An Award
Award Details
Nomination Process
Selection Process
Selection Criteria
Up-coming Events
2017 Awards
Award Categories
 

Corporate

1. LGBT+ Network Award*
2. LGBT+ Newcomer Award NEW!

 

Organisation/Individual

3. Transgender Inclusion Award NEW!

4. Lesbian Inclusion Award NEW!

5. LGBT+ Mentoring Award NEW!

6. LGBT+ Marketing Campaign Award

 

Individual

7. LGBT+ Inclusion Champion Award*

8. LGBT+ Ally Award*

9. LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award*

 

Community

10. LGBT+ Community Impact Award*

11. LGBT+ Advocacy Award

12. LGBT+ Public Champion Award NEW!

 

 

*Core Awards

 

 
Award Details  
► Corporate Awards  

1. LGBT+ Network Award*

To recognise an employee network that has played a proactive role in promoting LGBT+ inclusion and demonstrating strong engagement with, and commitment to, local Hong Kong LGBT+ employees.

Eligibility
An LGBT+ employee network based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

 

 

2. LGBT+ Newcomer Award NEW!

To recognise an organisation which has recently started out on its LGBT+ inclusion journey in Hong Kong (in the last 2 years) and made significant progress.

Eligibility
An organisation based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

 
► Organisation/ Individual Awards  
3. Transgender Inclusion Award NEW!

To recognise an organisation or individual who has played a proactive and visible role in promoting transgender inclusion in the workplace and business community in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An organisation/individual based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

4. Lesbian Inclusion Award NEW!

To recognise an organisation or individual who has played a proactive and visible role in promoting lesbian inclusion in the workplace and business community in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An organisation
/individual based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

 
5. LGBT+ Mentoring Award NEW!

To recognise an organisation or individual who has made significant effort to support, encourage and mentor other organisations to address LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. In particular, we are looking to acknowledge work that has been done to mentor the local Hong Kong corporate sector.

Eligibility
An organisation/individual based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

 6. LGBT+ Marketing Campaign Award

To recognise a marketing campaign which has incorporated and/or promoted LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
A marketing campaign promoted in Hong Kong - may include advertising, events, website, social media, etc

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

 
► Individual Awards  

7. LGBT+ Inclusion Champion Award*

To recognise an LGBT+ employee based in Hong Kong who has taken proactive and effective steps to promote an LGBT+ inclusive culture in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An LGBT+ employee (any level) based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

 

 

8. LGBT+ Ally Award*

To recognise a non-LGBT+ individual who has demonstrated personal passion and commitment to promoting LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An employee who does not identify as LGBT+ (any level) based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

 

 

 
9. LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award*

To recognise a senior executive sponsor based in Hong Kong who has spoken up and used his/her influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
A senior executive based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

 

     
► Community Awards  
10. LGBT+ Community Impact Award*

To recognise a community-based LGBT+ initiative that has had a significant positive impact in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An initiative led by a not-for-profit organisation in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2017 - Dec 2017

 

11. LGBT+ Advocacy Award

To recognise an organisation or individual who has advocated for legal and/or social change and progress around LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An organisation/individual based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

 

 

 

12. LGBT+ Public Champion Award NEW!

To recognise a public figure (eg. politician, entertainer, athlete, government official, etc.) who has used his/her influence to promote LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

Eligibility
An individual based in Hong Kong

Period of Assessment
Jan 2016 - Dec 2017 (2 years)

Remarks
Winner of this Award will be selected by public voting after shortlisting.

 

   
Nomination Process  

The 2018 Awards will be open for nominations on 1 November 2017. At that time, you will be able to visit this page and get access to the Nomination Form. As you plan your participation in the Awards, please note the following important dates:

 
Selection Process  
(1) Nominations: Organisations to submit Nomination Forms by Friday 15 February 2018.

 

 

(2) Shortlisting: Community Business to shortlist 3 finalists for each Award category in line with stated criteria.  
(3) Judging Panel: Finalists to be interviewed by a Judging Panel comprised of one or more external experts in the relevant field and one senior executive from the award sponsor, where applicable, and two judges from Community Business. NB: Winner of the LGBT+ Public Champion Award will be selected by public voting after shortlisting.

 

(4) Gala Dinner: The results to be announced at the Gala Dinner on 15 May 2018 at Hotel ICON.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
Selection Criteria  

Recognising the role of these awards in promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong, we will assess award nominations in each category based on the extent to which they are:

 
Up-coming Events  

Positioning Yourself for Success - 2018 Awards and 2019 Index Information Webinar

Building on the momentum of our 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index and Awards, Community Business is excited to announce the details of our 2018 LGBT+ Inclusion Awards. To broaden the appeal and encourage nominations by new entrants, we have introduced a number of exciting new categories. The awards will be open for nominations on Wednesday 1 November 2017.

At the same time, we are preparing for the next iteration of the Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index in 2019.

To help position companies for success - in both the 2018 Awards and 2019 Index, Community Business is holding a 1-hour Information Webinar as follows:

Date: Friday 13 October 2017
Time: 2pm to 3pm HKT
Language: English
Format: Webinar


Content:
     Part 1: 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards
- Background and Introduction
- Overview of 2018 Awards
- Award Criteria, Nomination and Judging Process
- Announcement of Results

     Part 2: 2019 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Index
- Background and Introduction
- What to Expect in 2019 Index
- How to Position Yourself for Success

Kindly RVSP through the link here by Friday 6 Oct 2017.

 

 
2017 Awards  

Community Business has been running the Awards since 2015 to recognise the efforts being done by organisations and individuals in promoting LGBT+ Inclusion in the workplace and beyond in Hong Kong. In 2017, the results were announced at 2017 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner on Wednesday 17 May 2017 in celebration of International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT).
Find out more about 2017 Awards

 
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