Judges announce finalists for the GLOBE Community Awards

GLOBE is proud to announce the finalists for the GLOBE Community Awards with less than three weeks until we announce winners at the October 17 gala event at Myer Mural Hall.

Community groups, politicians, journalists and even an AFL footballer have made the list of 31 finalists across the ten categories. Special thanks to hard-working judges Farrah Tomazin and Emma Page Campbell, along with review judge The Hon Michael Kirby, who have devoted their time over the past weeks to narrowing down our nominees.

GLOBE President David Micallef is elated with the list of finalists: “Seeing the calibre of the finalists is just amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better list of candidates for our inaugural Community Awards,” says David.

“To see our community standing up to be recognized, along with community groups, businesses, politicians, journalists and even an AFL footballer, it is a great feeling. It just shows how amazing our community is and I’m glad we are here to help recognise them,” adds David.

The full list of finalists is:

A Healthy Community

Team Melbourne Midsumma Sports Day
Team Melbourne Midsumma Sports Day
  • Living Positive Victoria for the ENUF Campaign
  • Victorian Aids Council for their Young & Gay Group
  • Team Melbourne’s Midsumma Sports Day

Networking the GLBTI Community

  • Team Melbourne for the GLBTIQ Sports Club Engagement Initiative
  • Joy 94.9 for their Taste of Radio Program

Excellence in Business

  • Pink Media Group
  • Hares & Hyenas
  • Botanics of Melbourne

Protecting Our Community

  • Victorian AIDS Council in partnership with Living Positive Victoria for the Repeal of section 19A of the Crimes Act (HIV transmission)
  • Anna Brown, Human Rights Law Centre and the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
  • Dean Beck and Nathan Despott for Inside Ex-Gay: The Naked Truth

Media Excellence

  • Rachel Cook, Melbourne Community Voice
  • Dean Beck, Community Radio Host
  • Luke Williams, Freelance Journalist

Artist of the Year – sponsored by The Cullen Hotel

Dolly Diamond is nominated for Artist of the Year
Dolly Diamond
  • James Welsby
  • Aviva Minc
  • Dolly Diamond

Straight Ally of the Year – sponsored by Melbourne Community Voice

  • Clem Newton Brown, Politician
  • Michelle Barber, Community Radio Host and Stage Producer
  • Jill Stark, Journalist
  • Brock McLean, AFL Footballer

Volunteer of the Year

  • Dean Beck, Community Radio Host
  • Sammi Whitehead, Community Radio Host
  • Clayton Wimshurst, Victorian AIDS Council

Sports Person of the Year – sponsored by the AFL

  • John Marriott, Glamourhead Sharks Aquatics
  • Malcolm Campbell, Melbourne Front Runners
  • Sarah Calati, Wheelchair Tennis Player
  • Rodney Peacock, Melbourne 69ers
Daniel Witthaus

Victorian GLBTI Person of the Year

  • Daniel Witthaus
  • Don Hay
  • Anna Brown

GLOBE thanks all those who nominated to be recognised for their work. Every entry was of an exceptionally high standard and it was hard work for our judges to score the amazing nominees to reach our list of finalists.

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