Belfast Pride Awards

The Belfast Pride Awards are back for another exciting pride season. The Annual Belfast Pride Awards recognise the contributions of a broad range of individuals, employers, organisations and charities who support and campaign for change for LGBTQIA+ people in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. This year, following community feedback and consultation we are taking a different approach to the Belfast Pride Awards. Our 15 awards will be broken up into two categories:


Public vote


In each of these categories, a short nomination form must be completed for your nominee in the relevant category. The 5 nominees who receive the most nominations will be shortlisted for a public vote, using email verification. Awards in this category are:

  • Best Night Out in Belfast
  • Entertainer of the Year
  • Event of the Year
  • Highlight of the Year
  • Parade Entry of the Year – 2023
  • Pride Village Contribution – 2023

Click here to nominate for one of the above awards


Independent community assessment 


In each of these categories, a criteria has been set. For a nomination to be valid a longer nomination form must be completed. Organisations and services are encouraged to self-nominate for these awards. The application forms will each be assessed by our independent community panel and the top 5 applications will be shortlisted for the award. Belfast Pride will work with shortlisted nominees to promote the work they have been shortlisted for. The Belfast Pride award will be awarded to the application that receives the largest score from the independent community panel.  Awards in this category are: 


  • Belfast Pride Award for Activism
  • Employer of the Year
  • Innovation in community services
  • Politician of the Year
  • Working in Partnership Award
  • Pride Ally – Business
  • Pride Ally – Unions
  • Pride Ally – Community

Click here to nominate for one of the above awards