Now Open: Call for Submissions for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

October 9, 2020

GLAAD is now accepting submissions for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community, and the issues that affect their lives.

To be considered, submitted materials must be received by Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 6pm PT. For projects appearing between December 10 and December 31, please contact GLAAD at to make special arrangements for submission.

For an entry form, FAQs, and an explanation of how nominees and award recipients are selected, visit

For a list of categories and their eligibility parameters for the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards, visit Due to COVID-19, some eligibility has changed. Please carefully review category eligibility before submitting.

To be eligible for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, projects must have been published, released, or broadcast in the United States between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Potential nominees may be submitted in both the English and Spanish-language media categories.

For the 32nd GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD will be reinstating the Barbara Gittings Award for Excellence in LGBTQ Media, which honors a pioneering individual, group or community media outlet that has made a significant contribution to the development of LGBTQ media. The first recipient was Barbara Gittings in recognition of her groundbreaking work as editor of The Ladder, and for her appearances as an out lesbian on national news media throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Recipient(s) of this Award, along with the nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards, will be announced in early 2021.