Standing for HIV, Equality and Rights

The HERO Awards is an annual gala event in Bangkok which acknowledges outstanding HIV and LGBT advocates and allies from across Asia and the Pacific.

22 November 2024

HERO Awards Ceremony; Door open: 18:00
HERO After Party; Door open: 22:30

THEME:

Strength in Solidarity

DRESS CODE:

Fabulously Smart (with black) or National Dress

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Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. What they have in common is making a difference in the lives of other people. Sometimes it’s many people and sometimes it’s just a few, but any good deed is worth celebrating. Shine a light on your heroes by nominating them in one or several categories. They can be people or organisations who directly help others, whose work is improving the wellbeing of others, or whose achievements are inspiring others.

All award winners receive a FREE trip to Bangkok and a range of gifts.

Nominations are FREE and close on  30 June 2024.

 


Categories

All awards recognize work undertaken in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly:

Business Ally

This award recognizes private sector allies that strive to break down barriers for person from the LGBTQI communities through substantive policy initiatives and recognized action on the ground.

Community Ally

This award recognizes an individual or a commercial organization whose work or support has been of significant benefit to LGBTQI people and/or people affected by HIV in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Community Hero

This award recognizes the work of an LGBTI person who has improved the lives of LGBTQI people in any capacity in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Community Organisation

This award recognizes a community or not for profit organisation which has worked to improve the health and/or rights of LGBTQI people and/or people affected by HIV in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Health and Wellbeing

This award recognizes an individual working in the fields of healthcare, medicine or research whose work has improved the health and wellbeing of LGBTQI people and/or people affected by HIV in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

HIV Hero

This award recognizes the work of a person with HIV who has improved the lives of people with HIV in any capacity in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

LBQ Hero

This award recognizes the work of a Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) person who has improved the lives of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer people in any capacity in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Social Justice Hero

This award recognizes those working in political fields, the law, advocacy or human rights whose work has advanced the human and/or civil rights of LGBTQI people and/or people affected by HIV in countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Transgender Hero

This award recognizes the work of a transgender person who has improved the lives of transgender people in any capacity in specific countries in Asia and the Pacific or across the region more broadly.

Young Achiever

This award recognizes the work of an LGBTQI person or person with HIV under 30 years of age who has improved the lives of LGBTQI people or people with HIV in any capacity.

 


ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

  • Nominations are FREE.
  • You can nominate yourself or the organisation you work for, or a person or organisation you admire.
  • People and organisations can be nominated in multiple categories.
  • Nominations for all awards must be received by before 30 June 2024.
  • The HERO Awards judging panel will comprise representatives of APN+, APTN, ILGA Asia and APCOM’s Regional Advisory Group.
  • The HERO Awards judging panel will select three (3) honourees and one (1) recipient for each category.
  • All honourees will be announced in September 2023 on the APCOM website.
  • All honourees will be invited to attend the Awards ceremony on 22 November in Bangkok. However only the recipient of each category will be supported financially to attend the ceremony.
  • The recipient of each category will receive a stylish trophy and an exquisite floral bouquet.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • 1) Nominations for the HERO Awards are FREE.
  • 2) Persons and organisations can be nominated in multiple categories. Eligibility is dependent on the award category and may be open to businesses, groups, organisations and/or individuals.
  • 3) Nominees must be citizens of a country in the Asia Pacific region OR have resident status and be living in a country in the Asia Pacific region OR be an organisation or association that is registered in a country in the Asia Pacific region.
  • 4) Nominees must not be:
    an employee of APCOM
    an employee of a direct supplier of commercial products or services to APCOM
    a member of the HERO Awards judging panel
    a current employee of a member of the HERO Awards judging panel
    a current employee of a presenting partner/sponsor of the HERO Awards
  • 5) All submitted nominations and supporting material remain the property of APCOM and will not be returned.
  • 6) The HERO Awards judging panel will select three (3) honourees and one (1) recipient from each category.
  • 7) The judge panel’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  • 8) The organisers would be most grateful if honourees could make themselves available to participate in any marketing and/or publicity associated with the HERO Awards.
  • 9) All honourees will receive two (2) complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony and cocktail party.
  • 10) The recipient of each category will be supported to attend the event. Support will comprise an economy return airfare from their country of origin, two (2) nights of accommodation at a selected hotel in Bangkok and two (2) days of a modest per diem.
  • 11) Nominations for all awards must be received by 6pm on 30 June 2024.

 

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No matter who you are, how big your organisation, how small your agency,

there’s always room for you to contribute and be a part of the community.

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Feel free to talk with us on the partnership commitment:

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1. Business Ally Hero

2. Community Ally Hero

3. Community Hero

4. Community Organisation Hero

5. Health & Wellbeing Hero

6. HIV Hero

7. LBQ Hero

8. Social Justice Hero

9. Transgender Hero

10. Young Achiever Hero

Standing for HIV. Equality and Rights, the HERO Awards is an annual fundraising event which acknowledges outstanding service to the HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, and to the region’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) communities. 
The HERO Awards also raises funds for the LGBTQI human rights, HIV, health and wellbeing work of APCOM.
APCOM is a leading Asia Pacific LGBTQI and HIV non-profit organisation based in Bangkok, Thailand, and is celebrating its 17th anniversary in 2024.

This year HERO Awards will take place on Friday 22 November 2024 in Bangkok. The HERO Awards promises a fabulously fun evening of inspiration and celebration as community members and supporters pay tribute to the extraordinary contributions of individuals and organisations who have improved the lives of LGBTQI people and people affected by HIV throughout the Asia Pacific region.

The HERO Awards is produced by APCOM and is generously supported by a range of community, corporate and diplomatic partners.

The first HERO Awards took place in 2017 to mark the 10th anniversary commemorations of APCOM

More information: [email protected]


HERO Awards 2024 supported by: