VOTING HAS NOW CLOSED!
Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, and to those who have been shortlisted. View the awards shortlist here.
Tickets to the Awards Ceremony are now on sale. Find out more here.
This year we had 951 nominations placed by 195 people.
3,997 people voted this year which is phenominal!
For the first year, the Ultimate Planet Awards nominations have been reviewed by a judging panel. This is because increasingly some of the nominations have links to various Ultimate Planet projects and services as we continue to collaborate within the community and we wanted to ensure that the process was open, transparent and fair.
Thank you to our kind judges: leading trans activist and director Jake Graf, Jackie & Ange from Looking at You Productions, Astrid Ohletz from Ylva Publishing and Laura Hodgson who is Co-Chair of Interlaw Diversity Forum.
The shortlisting process
The judges reviewed the nomination reasons and scored on the nomination reasons provided, the perceived impact on the LGBT community and the relevance of the nominee in the category. In addition, weighting was given based on where the nomination came from and how many nominations were received. All scores were averaged and the shortlist was created.