About the VPS Pride Awards

The Victorian Public Sector (VPS) Pride Awards honour and recognise contributions to LGBTIQ inclusion from across the sector. Awards are open to all Victorian Public Sector agencies and staff members.

Nominations for the 2020 VPS Pride Awards will close on 31 October 2020. All nominated activities must have occurred between the 2019 VPS Pride Awards closing date (18 October 2019) and the 2020 closing date.

The VPS Pride Awards have 8 award categories, 4 initiative awards and 3 individual awards. 5 of those are open categories (open for nominations) and 2 closed categories (winners will be selected from nominations in other categories).

Initiative award categories

  • Workplace Pride Initiative of the Year
  • Community Pride Initiative of the Year
  • Regional Pride Initiative of the Year (closed category)
  • Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Initiative of the Year (closed category)
  • Intersex Initiative of the Year (closed category)

Individual Award Categories

  • Pride Network of the Year
  • Executive Champion of the Year
  • Rainbow Cardigan Award

It is from the written nominations that the judging panel select the winners of the VPS Pride Awards.

The VPS Pride Awards are open to all public service bodies and public entities, as described by the Victorian Public Sector Commission, and employees of those bodies and entities. Nominations made for made by non-VPS staff and enteties will not be considered.

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Nomination form

Note that the "Regional Pride Initiative of the Year", "Trans, Gender Diverse and Non-Binary Initiative of the Year" and "Intersex Initiative of the Year" awards are closed categories and will be selected from nominations in other categories.

We will send you a copy of your nomination

A summary of the nomination to be used at the award ceremony, in promotional materials and online

Formal response to the category’s selection criteria.

Appropriate evidence and data that demonstrates how the initiative/individual/network is achieving tangible results.

Optional file upload - please attach any evidence to show benefits and combine into a single file

Please upload a photo for the initiative or individual(s) to be used at the award ceremony, in promotional materials and online. Please only submit images where you have received permission to display publicly or are already in the public domain.