LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award Award Part 1

This award recognises the efforts of organisations in the workplace that have advanced the inclusion and sense of belonging for LGBTQ+ team members.  Entrants should demonstrate the distinct efforts taken to achieve LGBTQ+ inclusion.

The Closing date for entries was 6:00 pm on Friday, 20th October 2023

All submissions will now go through a shortlisting process.

The Shortlist will be announced on November 15th, 2023

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Frequently Asked Questions


Length of Submission

750 words per submission. Entries over 750 words will be cut at the 750 word mark and the remainder deleted before consideration

Support Material(s)

No support material can be accepted with the initial entry. If shortlisted as a finalist, you will be invited to a 30-minute interview with a judge/judges.  You may use a presentation as part of the interview and the judges will accept a copy of the presentation after the interview.


If shortlisted for an interview with a judge/judges, consider which member of your team can best share the story of your D&I initiative.  Plan your interview so all participants are given an opportunity to speak and consider diversity in the interview panel.


The judges are looking for strategies that had/have real impact in the workplace.  Include focus on the transformation that result from the D&I initiatives. Ensure this is referenced from initial application and, if shortlisted,  expanded on in the interview.

Highlight the exceptional

Impress the judges by ensuring the entry focuses on exceptional efforts.

NDIA 2024 Awards Categories & Finalists

This year's National Diversity & Inclusion Awards cover 11 categories of excellence.

Diversity & Inclusion Leader / Emerging Leader Award

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Advancing Disability Equality Award

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Advancing Race/Ethnicity Equality Award

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Company of the Year Award

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Advancing Gender Equality Award

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Advancing Social Inclusion Award

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Outstanding Employee Resource Group Award

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Outstanding Diversity Initiative Award

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Employee of the Year Award

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LGBTQ+ Inclusion Award

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Public Sector Organisation of the Year Award

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