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.

Submission Form with instructions
Frequently Asked Questions
How Nominees & Award Recipients are selected
Official GLAAD Media Awards categories
Información en Español


Our deadline for the Outstanding Blog Category has been extended until Friday, December 2, 2011, 5PM EST. Bloggers and online journalists can apply for the Outstanding Blog Category using this online form:

The Call for Submissions is now closed.  Thank you for your interest in the GLAAD Media Awards.

Eligibility period:  January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2011

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

Submission deadline:  Materials must be received in the Los Angeles GLAAD office by Thursday, November 17, 2011, 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 17 and December 31, 2011.  However, we require that all media projects which appeared before November 17 be submitted by the November 17 deadline. 

If you have a project that you know will appear between the deadline and December 31, please contact GLAAD at 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 the volunteer juries to review.  The volunteer juries 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 2012.  Please check for the exact date.

Award Recipients announced:  Award recipients will be announced at each of the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards events.  Events will take place in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  For the exact dates, please visit

Award Categories in Each City:  The award categories will be divided among the three cities.  In early-February 2012 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.)


Download an entry form and mail it with supporting materials to GLAAD. Bloggers and online outlets can review the form here. 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