26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Call for Submissions

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

Important Information

Eligibility period:  January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014

Call for Submissions:  Entries are accepted at any time during the calendar year, but must be received before the submission deadline.

Submission deadline:  Materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Thursday, November 13, 2014, 6:00 p.m. PT

Why is the submission deadline before the end of the eligibility period?:  GLAAD will consider media images which appear between November 13 and December 31, 2014.  However, we require that all media projects which appeared before November 13 be submitted by the November 13 deadline.  

If you have a project that you know will appear between the deadline and December 31, please contact GLAAD at submissions@glaad.org to make special arrangements for submission.

Must a media project be submitted in order to be nominated?

Mainstream Media – GLAAD monitors mainstream media on a year-round basis as part of our work to fight defamation and promote fair, accurate, and inclusive LGBT images in the media.  This monitoring provides a pool of potential nominees for review.  GLAAD may choose to nominate LGBT images from these media outlets – even if the image is not submitted.

Media Outlets Created By and For an LGBT Audience – GLAAD does not monitor media created by and for the LGBT community for defamation – therefore we do not generate a pool of potential nominees.  Furthermore, the limited availability and distribution of this media means GLAAD is not physically able to monitor it.  Therefore ALL media outlets which are created by and for the LGBT community MUST submit their programming and journalism in order for it to be eligible for nomination.

Nominees announced: Nominees will be announced in mid-January 2015.  Please check www.glaad.org/mediaawards for the exact date. 

Award Recipients announced:  Award recipients will be announced at each of the 26thAnnual GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies. For the exact dates, please visit www.glaad.org/mediaawards

Award Categories in Each City:  The award categories will be divided among the GLAAD Media Awards ceremonies.  In early-February 2015 GLAAD will announce which awards will be given out onstage in each city.  (Due to the number of categories and limited amount of show time, not all awards will be announced onstage.)

How to Submit

Download an entry form and mail it with supporting materials to GLAAD.  You may not submit online, via e-mail or fax.  Further details about submitting an entry are provided on the entry form itself.

If you have additional questions after you have reviewed the entry form, please refer to the FAQ, or e-mail submissions@glaad.org.