madison_hockey_players_copy This year Outsports is bringing back our annual award for the Best Gay-Sports Group in the World, and we want your organization to be a part of it! The contest is open to any local gay-sports team or league that focuses on a single sport anywhere in the world. Last year’s winner was Madison Gay Hockey, who edged out Cheer New York, G-Force Hockey Club and Philadelphia Fins Aquatics Club in the final round.

So many gay, lesbian and trans people put so much time and effort into these groups, and we hope to highlight the results of that hard work. As we’ll be profiling many of the groups that enter over the coming weeks and months, it will be good exposure for your group.

On top of being named 2010’s best gay sports group in the world, the winning group will receive a $100 prize. We’re also thrilled to offer the winning group one free registration for Gay Games VIII this summer, courtesy of Gay Games Cologne!

All you have to do to be considered is send us an email at [email protected] with the following information:

– Team or League Name:
– Contact Name:
– Web site address:
– City, State & Country:
– Sport:
– Year the group was founded:
– Approximate number of members in 2009:
– Why you think your group is the best gay-sports group of 2010 (limit 120 words):

    Every group that enters will be put into an NCAA-tournament-style bracket. Voters from around the world will be able to come to to vote on what was the most noteworthy gay-sports group in the world in 2010. It doesn’t matter what size group you have or where you’re from: We’ll be taking all of that into consideration as we create the brackets to give every group their best chance to win. Some of the things voters take into account are community service, outreach and growth, so try to highlight those in your description!

    We will be using a new voting system to prevent the stuffing of ballots that occurred at times during last year’s contest.

    To umbrella, national and international groups, we’re sorry but we’re limiting this to city- and state-based single-sport groups to keep the contest on an equal playing field. However, we’re happy to promote what you’re doing on our blog: Just send us a story or interesting tidbit and we’ll work it into our blog. Also, you are certainly welcome to promote the contest to your member groups!

    Deadline to submit your group is March 16, 2010, at midnight PT. So get the info together and shoot it off to us. And good luck!

    Presented by Gay Games Cologne – Be Part Of It!