Covid-19

The last few months have been distressing for our community. But despite the hardships we’ve faced, we have seen some brilliantly positive steps being taken towards greater equality. We believe there’s more of a need than ever to recognise individuals and organisations that are driving those positive changes, so we will still be holding the (Covid adapted) Ethnicity Awards in 2020.

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THE GUARDIAN SUPPLEMENT 2019
ETHNICITY AWARDS 2019 GALLERY

2019 WINNERS - PUBLIC

2019 WINNERS - BUSINESS

AWARDS TIMELINE

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NOMINATION DEADLINES
BUSINESS NOMINATIONS CLOSE - 6th JULY
FRONTLINE NOMINATIONS CLOSE - 20th JULY

To Nominate for business and frontline

Submit your nominations for business and Frontline categories.

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MATRIX NOMINATIONS CLOSE - 31st JULY
PUBLIC NOMINATIONS CLOSE - 31st JULY
AWARD CATEGORIES
BUSINESS

Frontline Award

*NEW*  Frontline Hero Award recognises BAME individuals who have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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BAME Inspirational Leader

This category recognises senior leaders that are able to show they have helped others with the BAME agenda, both within and beyond their organisation as a positive role model.

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BAME Future Leader

The future leader category recognises those that have initiated processes or begun working on the ethnicity agenda within their organisation.

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Workplace Hero

The workplace hero award will go to a diversity champion who is able to exhibit that they have worked passionately to move the dial on the BAME agenda within their workplace.

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Champion (Ally)

The BAME ally recognises those that are able to demonstrate that they have effectively helped further the BAME agenda within their workplace.

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Network Group (ERG)

Network Group or ERG is awarded to those companies which have gone above and beyond in helping to positively impact the BAME agenda within their workplace.

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Outstanding Employer

The Outstanding Employer is derived from Maturity Matrix submissions, which gives a checklist of recommendations that employers should undertake to drive the ethnicity agenda. Supported by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Governance and Inclusive Leadership.

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PUBLIC

Inspirational Public Figure Award

This category recognises an inspirational figure from public life, who has used their fame to raise awareness or create change.

Brand Award

This category recognises a brand that continually promotes inclusiveness and seeks to represent identities of every kind in their marketing and advertising.

Charity or Community Initiative Award

This award recognises a charity or community initiative that has worked to advance the recognition or enhance the lives of BAME people.

Influencer Award

This award recognises an influencer who has used their presence online to raise awareness or create change for BAME people.

Outstanding Contribution to Communities Award

This category recognises an individual that has been a positive role model and has made an outstanding contribution to their local community.

Media Impact Award

We are looking for an act of significance for the BAME community which has taken place in the media, from factual events witnessed on the news or in print, to fictional events which have taken place on stage, film, TV or radio.

Politician Award

This award recognises a politician who has ensured that the BAME community is accurately represented.

Legacy Award

This award is the ceremony’s most prestigious, and recognises an individual who has made a significant difference to the representation of the BAME community, dedicating a significant proportion of their life to advancing inclusion.
TOP 10s ARE ANNOUNCED
2nd September

*NEW* Business Top 10 weeks

Throughout September, each week we will be releasing video content, interviews and live digital sessions with our Top 10s. The public will also be asked to vote and give comments which will feed into the judges’ final decision.
2nd September – Future Leaders
9th September – Diversity Heroes
16th September – Network Groups
23rd September – Leaders
30th September – Champion (Allies)

Press will include an eight-page Guardian newspaper supplement, editorial with our media partners The Voice. Last year’s mainstream press included the Mirror, the Daily Mail and the Independent.
JUDGING AND VOTING TAKES PLACE

The business category winners are judged by our judges; a panel of diversity experts, based on submitted evidence.

The public categories are voted for by the general public.

Public voting closes 14th September
Judges’ meeting (virtual) 1st October (TBC)
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BEHIND THE SCENES

ETHNICITY AWARDS

Following the success of the Investing in Ethnicity initiative, the Ethnicity Awards recognises those working to ensure that all people are afforded equal opportunity, regardless of race or ethnicity.

JUDGING PANEL

Our esteemed panel of judges will meet to go through our Top 10 evidence submissions and deliberate on a winner for specific categories. We have collated various business leaders and diversity specialists for this task, and each member of the panel is heavily invested in ethnicity and the BAME agenda, both in the workplace and the wider community. The Judging Panel only decides the winner for specific corporate categories. Celebrity and consumer categories are decided by the public – see our voting page for more information.

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