Queen’s Certificate Nomination Deadline: May 29

May 26, 2015

Government House and the Cabinet Office today reminded the public that 29th May 2015, is the deadline to nominate members of the community for Her Majesty the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.

Governor George Fergusson stated, “The Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour are awarded twice each year, on New Year’s Day and in June to commemorate Her Majesty’s official birthday. The Honours celebrate the hard work, dedication and achievements of those in our community who have devoted themselves tirelessly to community service. The nominations should be of people who are still active participants in their area of service.”

The Premier and Minister of National Security, Michael Dunkley, added, “The Queen’s Birthday Honours is an ideal opportunity for people in Bermuda to be nominated for their outstanding contributions to the community. There are countless untold stories of outstanding Bermudians who have spent incalculable hours working to enhance the lives of those who live here.

“I urge everyone who knows individuals who fit into any of the identified categories to put forward their names for consideration and recognition for their tireless commitment.”

Typical categories and achievements include:

  • Making a difference to their community or field of work;
  • Enhancing Bermuda’s reputation;
  • Long-term voluntary service;
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship;
  • Changing things, with an emphasis on achievement;
  • Improving life for people less able to help themselves;
  • Displaying moral courage and doing difficult things.

Honours are given to people involved in different activities, including:

  • Community, voluntary and local services
  • Arts and media
  • Health
  • Sport
  • Education
  • Science and technology
  • Business and the economy
  • Civil or political service

Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour nomination forms can be downloaded from gov.bm. Completed forms must be received at the Cabinet Office by 5pm on by 29th May 2015, to be considered for the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Note: Those who nominate an individual they consider worthy of an Honour are requested not to advise the individual or discuss the matter with them.

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