Sexual Health Awards 2020

Celebrate Sexual Health Week by voting for your favourite person or organisation destigmatising sexual health and championing diversity.
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Our judges have shortlisted the finalists. Now it’s time to cast your vote.

SHW 2020: Get your RSE in gear!

This years Sexual Health Week is all about Sex and Relationship Education, and what better way to celebrate than to uplift the people and grassroots organisations working on the ground to make sexual health more inclusive and accessible!

Sex positivity is a powerful and versatile tool for tackling important issues from STI stigma and the orgasm gap, to diversity and media representation - so ourselves and Brook thought it was time it got the fanfare it deserves! Welcome to the inaugural Sexual Health Awards!

Awarding groundbreaking work

We’ve asked you to nominate people and organisations who fit the below criteria:

  • Championing intersectionality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Promoting sex positivity
  • Challenging stigma
  • Educating and informing
  • Working innovatively

The Awards have five categories: INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR, MICRO-INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR, GRASSROOTS ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR, JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR and YOUNG PEOPLE’S AWARD.

We want to acknowledge the incredible work of creators in this field - who are pivotal in shaking up outdated attitudes and are bringing vital conversations about sexuality and relationships right to the forefront of change!

You nominated your favourites, now our team of judges are busy compiling a shortlist - then it’s your turn to pick a winner by voting between the 2nd - 9th September. The awards will be presented on our Instagram during Sexual Health Week 14th-18th September.

Vote here

"We’re really proud to be launching the Sexual Health Awards in partnership with SH:24. With mandatory RSE right around the corner, this is a fantastic opportunity to shine a light on those who are using their platforms to change attitudes, challenge prejudice and champion equality."

Brook

Meet our judges

Oloni sexual health week judge headshot

“I’m passionate about celebrating sexual health because it helps normalise conversations we should be having with our sexual partners and friends. It allows people to feel comfortable and destigmatises the topic of sexual health.”

Leon ward sexual health week judge headshot

“Sexual health is a critical part of our health, yet it is shrouded in so much embarrassment and shame. I'm excited to be celebrating all the unsung heroes who are out there changing this for young people so they can access decent sexual health services, information and guidance.”

Dr Gillian holdsworth sexual health week judge headshot

“SH:24 has always been committed to destigmatising Sexual Health and these awards offer the perfect chance to acknowledge those working tirelessly to make a positive impact.”

Alex Cheney sexual health week judge headshot

“As someone who is passionate about sexual health and has been Brook volunteer for over 5 and a half years, I feel incredibly privileged to have been invited to help judge Brook & SH:24 Sexual Health Awards as part of Sexual Health Week and I can't wait to help shortlist the nominations.”