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2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards

Focus Area | Tackling Workplace Inequality
The Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards recognise the exceptional dedication and accomplishments of individuals and organisations in promoting LGBT+ equality and inclusion in Hong Kong.

Established in 2014, the Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards are the first annual awards honouring and celebrating LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

In 2018, to broaden the appeal and encourage nominations by new entrants, Community Business has introduced a number of new award categories, with a total of 12 in all. The award winners will be announced on 15 May 2018 at the 2018 Hong Kong LBGT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner.

In the past years, being either a finalist or a winner of our LGBT+ Inclusion Awards has provided both organisations and individuals with an important platform for them to promote and amplify their meaningful efforts in driving LGBT+ inclusion.

Awards

Corporate Awards

1. LGBT+ Network Award 

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

Eligibility
An LGBT+ employee network based in Hong Kong


2. LGBT+ Newcomer Award NEW

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

Eligibility
An organisation based in Hong Kong


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

 

            


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

 

            


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

 

      


6. LGBT+ Marketing Campaign Award NEW

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


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

 


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 (at any level) who does not identify as LGBT+, based in Hong Kong and who is not in a line Diversity & Inclusion role

 


9. LGBT+ Executive Sponsor Award

To recognise a senior business 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 business executive based in Hong Kong who is not in a line Diversity & Inclusion role

 


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

 


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

 

            


12. LGBT+ Public Champion Award NEW

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

Eligibility
An individual based in Hong Kong

Remarks
Winner of this Award will be selected by public voting running from 12 March to 13 April

 

Nomination Process

The 2018 Awards are now closed for nominations.

This year we have received more than 100 nominations for our Awards are we thank you all for your kind support.

Award winners will be announced at our prestigious 2018 Hong Kong LBGT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner to be held at the Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, on 15 May 2018 in commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). 

We expect over 300 guests including business executives and leaders, LGBT+ advocates and community leaders. Join us, as we celebrate the outstanding work that is being done to promote LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong and raise funds to sustain our continued work in this area. Tickets are limited and selling fast. Please click here to book your tickets.

Please note the following important dates:

  • 15 February 2018

    Deadline for Nominations
  • 19-23 March 2018

    Judging Panel for Shortlisted Nominees
  • 26 April 2018

    Finalist Reception
  • 15 May 2018

    Award Winners Announced at Gala Dinner to mark IDAHOT

Selection Process

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:

Selection Process

  • Nominations

    Organisations to submit Nomination Forms by 5 pm HKT on Friday 15 February 2018.
  • Shortlisting

    Community Business to shortlist 3-4 finalists for each Award category in line with stated criteria.
  • Judging Panel

    Finalists to be interviewed by a Judging Panel comprised of:
    - 2 senior representatives from Community Business
    - 1-2 external experts in the relevant field
    - 1 senior executive from the Award Sponsor (where applicable)


    Please note, the winner of the LGBT+ Public Champion Award will be selected by public voting running from 12 March to 13 April.
  • Gala Dinner

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

Judging Panel

We work hard to ensure a robust, objective and credible judging process. This includes the formation of a Judging Panel with representation from senior members of the Community Business team as well as external stakeholders. 


 

Award Finalists

Community Business is delighted to have received over 100 nominations from individuals, companies, and organisations for the 12 categories under our 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Awards. All nominations were reviewed and shortlisted in March and the details of the finalists for each award can be found below. The winners will be announced at our 2018 Hong Kong LGBT+ Inclusion Gala Dinner on Tuesday 15 May 2018.

 

Award Sponsorship

Sponsorship of an award is a public and visible statement of your company’s commitment to LGBT+ inclusion. Whether you are proud of what you have already achieved, or aware that you need to do more, in sponsoring an award you are playing a key role in promoting and celebrating progress on LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong.

And with various categories to choose from, you do not need to exclude yourself from the award process - just sponsor an award you are not eligible for.

Click Here for Sponsorship Rates

The benefits of sponsorship include:

  • DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT: ​Make a public and visible statement – both internally and externally, of your company’s leadership and commitment to LGBT inclusion in Hong Kong.
  • CHAMPION CHANGE: Align your brand to an award relevant to your business and play an active role in championing change and celebrating progress in Hong Kong.​
  • HIGH-PROFILE, LONG-TERM BRAND EXPOSURE: Have your brand associated with the award, demonstrating your company’s leadership and commitment to promoting LGBT+ inclusion in Hong Kong. Branding exposure for up to a year in all marketing related to the award, including website, nominations process, Gala Dinner, etc.​
  • AWARD ENGAGEMENT:  Nominate your Senior Executive to be on the Judging Panel and to present the award at the Gala Dinner on 15 May 2018 at Hotel ICON (Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong) – with associated media exposure.​
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS AT 2018 GALA DINNER: Ensure priority booking at the Gala Dinner and enjoy 15% discount on a Gold Table.​

2017 Awards

Community Business has been running these LGBT Awards in Hong Kong since 2015. To view the Award Winners and Finalists from previous years, please view the details of our past Gala Dinners.