The Icon Awards are returning for the 4th year in 2018 and we cant wait to recognise and celebrate the LGBT+ community! This year, all profits from the event will be donated to charity.

We want to reward those businesses and individuals striving for inclusiveness and championing diversity in all forms across Scotland. By rewarding the very best we are endeavouring to encourage greater diversity throughout Scotland.

To accurately award those who have championed diversity in the LGBT+ community in Scotland, we turn to the public themselves for nominations and recommendations.  Nominations will open on Monday 7th May 2018, and we have various categories including “Role Model of the Year” and “Event of the Year”, along with new categories such as “Youth Icon of the Year” and “Drag Artist of the Year”.

Nominations will close on Monday 2nd July 2018 and finalists from each category will be shortlisted. All finalists will be reviewed by our judges with the finalists being announced on Friday 6th July 2018 .

Winners are then announced at the Gala Final which will take place in the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 15th September.

There are still a number of sponsorship opportunities available for companies and organisations who are proud to be working for diversity across Scotland.