The honourees in each category are considered through community nominations and selected by a Jury Panel formed of representatives of the INSPIRE Awards Board of Directors, Presenting and Community Partners, and members of the LGBTQ community. Celebrations take place at an annual summer event and the title holders and nominees in each category go on to march in the Toronto Pride parade.
A stunning trophy will be awarded to each of the two annual recipients on behalf of the organization, our partners, and the community.
$1,000 Cash Prize – Award Sponsored by PinkPlayMags
$150 Gift Certificate – Award Sponsored by Priape
$1,000 cash Prize – Award Sponsored by PinkPlayMags
One Quarter Page ad space in PinkPlayMags in any 3 (three) selected issues in a year's cycle valued at $485 per ad - Award Sponsored by PinkPlayMags
One Year Business Membership – Award Sponsored by Ontario Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
One Full Year of exposure on the INSPIRE Awards website with a call to drive donations
One Quarter Page ad space in PinkPlayMags in any two selected issues in a year's cycle valued at $485 per ad - Award Sponsored by PinkPlayMags
A specially framed image of this recipient will unveiled at the awards and will be displayed during the 10x10 Photography Project annual exhibition and included in the publication. After the exhibition, the portrait will be on display for a year at Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives.
Pride Toronto Parade
Title holders and nominees of the INSPIRE AWARDS will march together in the Toronto Pride Parade under the INSPIRE Awards banner.