Voting is now open for the Winter Pride UK Awards! The Winter Pride UK Awards will recognise fantastic achievement in the LGBT community. Now is your chance to cast your vote for your favourite nominee at winterprideuk.com. You have until the 24th January to vote, before the winners are announced at the Winter Pride Awards ceremony on 8th February.
Adam and Steve, and Ellen and Eve will be regrowing the Garden of Eden for the exclusive awards ceremony, hosted by Jodie Harsh and supported by the RAF. Life-sized trees will nestle golden apples amongst art installations in this little piece of paradise, while Harsh presents 14 awards reflecting the range of the LGBT community and the straight allies who support it, including LGBT Luminary of the Year, Best LGBT Content in Film and Television - nominated by the programmers of BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival and Personality of the Year. Many famous faces appear across the awards, including Ian McKellen, Clare Balding, Gareth Thomas, Nicola Adams, Heather Peace, Angel Haze, Daniel Radcliffe and national treasure, Stephen Fry, who said, "I am thrilled to be nominated as LGBT Luminary of the Year for Winter Pride UK. Artistic and cultural events of this kind are so important for the well being of the LGBT community".
The Awards also include a new Art Award, sponsored by Smirnoff Gold and now open to submissions from both emerging and established artists. The judging panel will consist of Frances Segelman - Sculptress to HM The Queen; Helena Zedig - Deputy Head of Press at the Southbank Centre; Clive Jennings - Director of National Print Gallery and Director of CHART gallery, Sam Walker - Artist, Curator and Director of CHART gallery and Simon Tarrant - Artist, Curator and Director of Winter Pride Art Awards.
A cash prize of £1000 will be awarded to the artist demonstrating the most inventive spirit.