The Bisexual Organizing Project developed the Community Recognition Awards (CRA) because of the lack of other awards specifically recognizing work done by and for bisexual and other non-monosexual communities and their allies in the Upper Midwest. CRA seeks to fill this gap and, by doing so, seeks to inspire more individuals, organizations, and businesses to serve bi /non-monosexual communities and include bisexual/non-monosexual issues in their work and organizing, in accordance with BOP’s mission and vision. BOP gives up to one award each year in each of three possible categories: business, individual, and community organization. Each award winner will receive a personalized commemorative plaque, along with an award honorarium. Additionally, BOP will publish the names and pictures of the award winners on the BOP website.
Summary The Bisexual Organizing Project has three Community Recognition Award categories for the 2014 CRA’s – Individual, Community Organization, and Business. BOP will grant up to one Award per category. Individuals, community organizations, and businesses with their residence or primary place of business and/or service outreach in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Iowa are eligible to be nominated. Anyone may nominate a candidate for an Award. To nominate a candidate, a nominator must complete the appropriate nomination form and submit it either by snail mail or by e-mail to BOP. Additionally, nominators can submit letters of support or other supplementary materials to strengthen their candidate’s Award Nomination. Nominations for the 2014 Community Recognition Awards will be accepted until 12:00 pm on Monday, September 8, 2014. Download the complete Nomination Instructions. Nomination forms are available for download below. Please contact BOP@bisexualorganizingproject.org with any questions.
2014 Nomination Forms
Download the Nomination Forms for each category below:
2013 Business Community Recognition Award: Cafe Southside Individual Community Recognition Award: Gary Lingen Community Organization Community Recognition Award: OutFront Minnesota 2012 Business Community Recognition Award: The Smitten Kitten Individual Community Recognition Award: Bill Burleson Community Organization Community Recognition Award: Bi Cities!
2011 Business Community Recognition Award: 42nd Avenue Station
2010 Individual Community Recognition Award: Maureen Murphy-Ryan Community Organization Community Recognition Award: Rainbow Health Initiative
2009 Individual Community Recognition Award: Teri Kline Community Organization Community Recognition Award: Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance Business Community Recognition Award: Innuendo