In partnership with Madame F wine, new award champions Queer creativity


Queer Britain is a charity working to complete the nation’s family tree by establishing the UK’s first bricks and mortar LGBTQI museum, a place where stories, ideas and people are celebrated. They have just announced the launch of the inaugural Queer Britain Madame F Award which celebrates queer creativity, pride, passion, inclusivity and originality.

Joseph Galliano, CEO and Co-Founder of Queer Britain commented: “We are so excited to launch our first art award in partnership with Madame F. Our mission at Queer Britain is to create a space that celebrates the impact Queer people have had on every part of culture throughout history, so this opportunity to specifically celebrate Queer Creativity as part of that journey is really important.”

The award will be judged by a panel of creative experts and friends of Queer Britain including artist and cartoonist Kate Charlesworth, Ben Golik, CCO at M&C Saatchi London and DIVA’s very own editor, Roxy Bourdillon.

Entries are now open at here until 12 November, 2021.

To enter, participants should send an illustration, painting or drawing that celebrates the theme Queer Creativity, along with a maximum 200-word explanation about how their entry represents the theme and what that means to them. There are three cash prizes for first, second and third place (£1500, £1000, £500) and winning entrants will be exhibited by Queer Britain. Winning images will help support Queer Britain’s mission to set up the national LGBTQI museum, for all, by featuring on official Queer Britain merchandise.

The entries will be graded on a scale of 0-10 for each of the three categories: Response to the theme, originality, quality and overall impression. There are a maximum 30 points available for each entry.

Dates you need to know:

Deadline for entries: 12 November

Award announcement: 6 December

To learn more about Queer Britain, you can find them on Twitter and Instagram.

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