Nominations

Help us recognize the hard-working leaders of Regina's 2SLGBTQIAP+ community

The QCPride Awards

The annual QCPride Awards Gala celebrates and honors the achievements, resilience, and diversity of Regina’s 2SLGBTQIAP+ community. This fabulous evening brings together individuals, organizations, and allies who have significantly contributed to advancing the community’s rights, visibility, and well-being. The QCPride Awards Gala recognizes excellence in various categories, including advocacy, artistry, activism, community leadership, and allyship. It provides a platform to showcase individuals and groups’ outstanding talents, accomplishments, and initiatives within the 2SLGBTQIAP+ community. The QCPride Awards Gala is a celebration and an opportunity to raise awareness, foster connections, and inspire future generations of 2SLGBTQIAP+ leaders. It is a powerful reminder of the progress made and the continued work needed to create a more inclusive and affirming society for all gender and sexual identities.

QCPride Award nominees are chosen by community members and voted on by the Regina Pride membership.

  • Nomination Period Ends:  May 15th at 11:59 pm
  • Voting Period: May 16th until May 22 at 11:59 pm

The Award winners will be announced during the QCPride Awards Gala at the Hotel Saskatchewan on Wednesday May 31st at 7:00PM.

Help us say “Thank you!” to those who have done so much for the gender and sexually diverse community of Regina!

 

 The Award Categories

Up-and-Comer Award

This award is presented to a breakthrough supporter of Regina’s greater 2SLGBTQIAP+ community, who shows great potential as an advocate for equality. This may be demonstrated through actions such as: the organization of, creation of, or volunteerism in support services or equality initiatives in schools, religious organizations, the workplace, or community groups.

This award is open to individuals, groups, or organizations of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations.

Young Person of Pride Award

The Young Person of Pride Award recognizes and celebrates exceptional young individuals who have demonstrated remarkable courage, leadership, and resilience in advocating for the rights and well-being of the 2SLGBTQIAP+ community. This award acknowledges young people 24 years of age or younger who have shown unwavering commitment in promoting inclusivity, equality, and acceptance, despite the challenges they may face. Whether through organizing events, raising awareness, providing support, or initiating positive change, this award’s recipients have significantly impacted their communities and beyond within the previous year. Their efforts have helped create safer and more affirming spaces for 2SLGBTQIAP+ individuals, inspiring others to embrace their authentic selves and challenging societal norms. The Young Person of Pride Award highlights these young individuals’ outstanding contributions and inspiring activism, acknowledging their role as change-makers and advocates for a more inclusive and accepting world.

This award is open to individuals who identify within the 2SLGBTQIAP+ spectrum.

Person of Pride Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated hard work, dedication, and initiative to the support and well-being of Regina’s greater 2SLGBTQIAP+ community in the past year.

This award is open to individuals who identify within the 2SLGBTQIAP+ spectrum.

2SLGBTQIAP+ Advocate Award

This award is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional dedication, advocacy, and support for the rights and well-being of the diverse 2SLGBTQIAP+ community. This award recognizes those who have tirelessly worked to advance the rights, visibility, and inclusivity of 2SLGBTQIAP+ individuals, challenging discrimination and fostering an environment of acceptance and equality. Recipients of this award have demonstrated exceptional leadership, compassion, and allyship, actively striving to create safer spaces, promote social justice, and combat stigma and prejudice. Their advocacy extends beyond mere awareness-raising, as they actively engage in education, policy reform, community support, and empowerment initiatives. The 2SLGBTQIAP+ Advocate Award celebrates the remarkable contributions of these individuals, highlighting their ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive and affirming society for all gender and sexual minorities.

This award is open to individuals and groups of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Academic Excellence Award

This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to scholarly pursuits. This award acknowledges students who have consistently excelled in their academic endeavors, displaying exceptional intellectual curiosity, discipline, and dedication to their studies. Recipients of this award have not only attained exceptional grades but have also exhibited a deep understanding of their subject matter, critical thinking skills, and a thirst for knowledge. Their academic excellence is marked by their ability to consistently surpass expectations, engage in rigorous research, contribute to class discussions, and demonstrate a high level of intellectual rigor. The Academic Excellence Award celebrates these exceptional individuals and serves as a testament to their exemplary commitment to learning and pursuit of academic excellence.

This award is open to individuals who identify within the 2SLGBTQIAP+ spectrum.

Creative Spirit Award

This award is presented to an individual or group who showcases an exceptional and inspiring creative spirit, bringing forth innovation, imagination, and originality in their artistic pursuits. This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the world of arts and creativity, demonstrating a profound passion for self-expression and pushing the boundaries of traditional artistic forms. Recipients of this award have exhibited a remarkable ability to think outside the box, breathe life into their ideas, and transform their visions into tangible works of art which helps to grow the community’s positive presence within Regina’s creative culture. This may be demonstrated through creative talent, contributions, curation, or original works in the visual or performing arts, writing, or publishing.

This award is open to individuals and groups of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Kim Kosmynka Ally of the Year Award

In 2012, Queen City Pride first presented this award in memory of a dear friend to Regina’s 2SLGBTQIAP+ community, Kim Kosmynka. Kim spent many years of her life volunteering and working for numerous gender and sexual diversity-focused groups and initiatives. Her passing left a void in Regina’s 2SLGBTQIAP+ community and we are forever grateful for her life of support and love.

This award is open to individuals, groups, or organizations of all ages and genders who identify as an ally, outside of the 2SLGBTQIAP+ spectrum.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual, group, or organization who has demonstrated a lifetime of hard work and dedication to the support and well-being of Regina’s greater 2SLGBTQIAP+ community. The winner will have volunteered many years, contributing significantly to the community at large to better its well-being, identity, and support services.

This award is open to individuals, groups, or organizations of all ages, gender identities, and sexual orientations.

Nominations are open to the public until May 15th]

Have a deserving recipient in mind? Here’s what we need to know:

Full Name

We need to know what to put on the ballots and the award if they’re chosen. Please provide the full name of the person or organization as it should appear.

Contact Info

We need an email address or phone number for each nominee, so that we have a way to contact them.

Profile

You’ll have up to 100 words to describe why your nominee should receive a QCPride Award. Use them wisely!

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Consent

You must ask the nominee for permission to nominate them. We will be verifying consent with each shortlisted nominee.