About the Awards

The Awards were created in 2020 to recognise the people and grassroots initiatives breaking ground in destigmatising sex and sexual health, with a focus on inclusion and diversity.

The Brook and SH:24 Sexual Health Awards recognise excellence in sex-postive relationships and sex education and information.

 

We are looking for people and organisations who:

  • Champion diversity and inclusivity (diverse and inclusive content. Diverse representation of different ethnicities/body types/genders/sexualities/types of sex OR championing an often underrepresented community)
  • Promote sex positivity (approaching sex ed topics with a shame-free approach, empowering all sexual identities/experiences with the goal of normalising discussions around sex and sexuality) 
  • Challenge stigma (tackling topics that are commonly seen as taboo or not often discussed, raising awareness of lesser known issues or subjects: I.e sex and disability, STIs
  • Educate and inform (offering clinically accurate or well researched sex-ed information. Making language/information accessible for their audience. Providing useful tools or techniques for followers’ self-empowerment)
  • Work innovatively (trail-blazing in their chosen field. Approaching topics from an angle/viewpoint unique to their brand/character. Finding new, accessible ways, to bring sex ed dicsussions to a wider audience).

The Awards have five categories: 

Influencer of the year (over 10k)

This award recognises an individual (or group of individuals) who, through the use of social media, has made an exemplary contribution to destigmatising sexual & reproductive health. Influencers must have more than 10k followers on at least one platform.

Micro-influencer of the year (under 10k)

This award recognises an individual who, through the use of social media, has made an exemplary contribution to destigmatising sexual & reproductive health. Micro-Influencers must have no more than 10k followers on any platform.

Journalist of the year

This award recognises a journalist whose work consistently destigmatises sexual and reproductive health, with particular emphasis on inclusion and diversity.

Grassroots initiative of the year

This award recognises the best non-profit grassroots initiatives aimed at destigmatizing sexual and reproductive health, with particular emphasis on inclusion and diversity.

(Grassroot initiatives are those that originate from  collective action from the local level to effect change at the local, regional, and/or national level initiatives must operate within the UK). 

Young person of the year 

This award recognises an individual up to and including the age of 25 for their significant contribution to destigmatize sexual & reproductive health for young people.

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!

Nominate your favourites, our team of judges will shortlist 5 finalists per category, then it will be your turn to pick a winner by voting. The awards will be presented on our Instagram during Sexual Health Week 2021.

2020 winners

Dr Tanaya Narendra

Influencer of the year.

@dr_cuterus

Rukiat

Micro-influencer of the year. 

@iamrukiat

Amos Sanasi

Journalist of the year. 

@thesanasi

Laina Cores Birch

Young person of the year.

@lainacores

Decolonising Contraception

Grassroots org of the year