Eligibility period: January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016
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 Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 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 16 and December 31, 2016. However, we require that all media projects which appeared before November 16 be submitted by the November 16 deadline.
If you have a project that you know will appear between the deadline and December 31, please contact GLAAD at firstname.lastname@example.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 LGBTQ images in the media. This monitoring provides a pool of potential nominees for review. GLAAD may choose to nominate LGBTQ images from these media outlets – even if the image is not submitted.
Media Outlets Created By and For an LGBTQ Audience – GLAAD does not monitor media created by and for the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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 2017. Please check www.glaad.org/mediaawards for the exact date.
Award Recipients announced: Award recipients will be announced at each of the 28th Annual 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 mid-February 2017, 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.)
Outstanding Blog category: The definition for the Outstanding Blog category states: "Recognizes a blog based on the quality of its overall coverage throughout the year. Outlet must be independent, with a majority of content from a single contributor. Outlet may consist of original content and/or aggregated content with original commentary, posted in chronological order. Receives Award: Award is given to the blog. Primary contributor may accept. (Note, submission fees are waived in this category.)”
The submission fee for the Outstanding Blog category is waived: If you are submitting a blog for consideration, you may enter your information in the form below. Otherwise click here to return to the submissions page.