Last year we launched the very first LGBT+ Educators Awards to celebrate the work of NEU LGBT+ members who champion LGBT+ inclusion and equality.

Nominations will open from Monday 11 November 2019 and close midday Monday 25 November 2019.

Nomination categories

Best project

We are looking for nominations of projects that have had a significant impact on LGBT+ people in the workplace/education sector/classroom/community. The project could be new or established but must be delivered by LGBT+ NEU members.

Most inspiring individual 

We are looking for nominations of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to LGBT+ equality in education and/or the union the last year.  

Best event 

We are looking for nominations of events that have contributed to the advancement of LGBT+ rights, supported LGBT+ pupils or had an impact on the inclusion of LGBT+ people in the education sector and/or the union.  This can include Pride interventions.

Best training initiative 

We are looking for nominations of training initiatives that have had an impact on the lives of LGBT+ people or raised awareness of LGBT+ issues to wider society. What impact has the training had, how were attendees supported to make positive change and how are attendees supported after training are all things to consider.

Best campaign 

We are looking for a campaign that has had a positive impact on the lives of LGBT+ people. The campaign should have a strong focus on the needs of LGBT+ people or raise LGBT+ awareness to wider society.

Most inspiring LGBT+ network 

We are looking for new and established geographical networks that can demonstrate they are active and supportive of LGBT+ education professionals and/or pupils with a proven ability for driving LGBT+ rights.

Most inspiring inter-sectional network 

We are looking for new and established geographical networks that can demonstrate they are active and supportive of LGBT+ education professionals and/or pupils with a proven ability for driving LGBT+ rights.

Nomination criteria

  • Nominations will require a proposer and a seconder who must both be LGBT+ NEU members.
  • Nominations must include the award they are being nominated for, why they are being nominated (details of the nominee’s activity, why you think they should win, 300 words max), and the contact details of the nominee.
  • Nominations are open to all NEU LGBT+ members, LGBT+ networks and projects.  
  • Nominations should be emailed to David Braniff-Herbert

Nominees will be contacted Tuesday 26 November 2019 to agree nomination and, if applicable, be asked to produce a 200-word statement outlining their work on the award they have been nominated for.

Voting for the awards will take place via the conference smartphone application and open on Thursday 28th November 2019 and close at 6pm Saturday 30th November at 6pm.

Winners of the awards will be announced at the LGBT+ Educators Awards Ceremony dinner on Saturday 30 November 2019 at LGBT+ Conference, Blackpool.