The Nominations opened yesterday for the Rebel Awards 2010.
The Cork Rebel Awards were set up as a collobartion between the Cork Gay Project, Cork Pride & GayCork.com in order to acknolwlege LGBT people and organisations for their contributions, work and support to the Cork LGBT community.
This year they are inviting everyone to nominate people and organisations whom you feel should win an award.
The Categories are as follows:
The ‘Straight-Up’ REBEL Award
This award recognises a non-LGBT individual who has made an outstanding contribution working with and by having a positive influence on the lives and rights of the LGBT community.
The REBEL Award for Men’s Initiative of the Year
This award recognises deserving individuals who have contributed new ideas or projects that have benefited the life of Cork Gay Men.
The REBEL Award for Women’s Initiative of the Year
This award recognises an individual or group who, either through professional or voluntary work, has contributed positively to the lives of lesbian and bisexual women in Cork.
The REBEL Award for an Honorary Corkonian (for people outside Cork)
This award recognises an individual who is either a non-native or non-resident of Cork who, through working with the Cork LGBT Community through various medium, has made such a positive contribution to the community that they are awarded honorary rebel status, a title aspired to by every non-Corkonian.
The REBEL Award for Outstanding Social Group of the Year
Cork is very lucky that we have a diverse network of social groups from activity groups to hobby groups. This award recognises a deserving social group that has shown outstanding organisation that has helped in bringing the community together.
The REBEL Award for LGBT (friendly) Business Award.
This award highlights a business person or company who through their commercial ventures has contributed significantly to the LGBT community in Cork. The contribution may be, but is not confined to, financial contribution. The award may also recognise an employer who supports diversity in their workplace.
The GayCork.com People’s Choice REBEL Award
This award is decided by the members of the online community of GayCork.com. It is for a venue or individual, that the members of GayCork.com feel are deserving of recognition for their contributions to the gay scene and wider gay community in Cork. It is by its nature a diverse award but due to the wide membership of GayCork.com, from Cork city, county, and beyond, the recipient should be in no doubt as to their importance to the entire community of Cork.
The REBEL Award for Outstanding Contribution
The REBEL Award for Lifetime Service to the LGBT Community
Fair play to the committee for organising this. You can nominate your candidates here
Last years winners are listed here.
The awards will take place on Friday the 12th November in the Imperial Hotel on South Mall.