28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions
28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The submission deadline has passed. Please direct all inquiries to Brian Pacheco (bpacheco@glaad.org).

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


Download the entry form here.

Important Information

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 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 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.)

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.

More Information

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