The Cake Awards have been presented intermittently at UK BiCon since 2002.
The winners so far have been:
Ludy (2011) for her work on Brighton Bothways and Brighton BiFests, and making BiCon much craft-ier
Nye (2010) for work on London Bi Coffee and BiCons
Katy (2007) for work on BiFests and BiCons past and current
Paul (2007) for work on BiFests and BiCons past and current
Ian (2007) Special “Master Baker” cake award
Jen Yockney (2002) for editing BCN and running a thriving bi group, countless outreach stalls, and an international BiCon
Anna Maria (2002)
Neil (2002) “for making us laugh with him at ourselves”
A new award was instigated at BiCon 2013 to recognise work on bisexuality by non-bi-focused organisations. The Ilitha is named after the warmth a community feels when gathered around a fire.
2013 winners: Unison LGBT, South Wales Police, Equality Network, LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing.
Other Awards and Nominees
In 2013 one out-bi was shortlisted in the Homo Hero awards:
In 2011, there were four shortlisted nominees for the Homo Hero awards: (report here)
- Natalya Dell, BiCon organiser shortlisted for Volunteer of the Year.
- Marcus Morgan, who set up bi visibility group Bisexual Index and you may have seen on TV on Vanessa recently, shortlisted in the Role Model category.
- and Bi Community News magazine itself, listed in the community organisation category.
In 2011, Manchester bi group BiPhoria came fifth for LGBT Community Group of the year in the Pink Paper readers’ awards.
In 2008 BiCon was shortlisted for LGBT Event of the Year in the Pink Paper readers’ awards and came third, behind Manchester Pride and Brighton Pride and ahead of London Pride and Glastonbury. A year later it came fifth.