St David Awards – Do you know an everyday Hero?

The Welsh Government is calling on the people of Wales to help find the country’s most extraordinary people, by nominating them for a St David Award.

Now in their eighth year, the national Awards celebrate Wales’ true heroes.

This year, to reflect the work of so many people during the coronavirus pandemic, a new award will recognise critical workers.

The judging panel will also consider the nominations for people who have made an outstanding contribution during the pandemic – whether that’s a kind and selfless acts to support an individual or community or a businesses, which has helped the national effort – in all the award categories.

The award categories are – Critical Worker, Bravery, Community Spirit, Culture and Sport, Business, Innovation, Science and Technology, Humanitarian and the First Minister’s Special Award.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said:

“We could not have responded to the pandemic without the dedication and hard work of our critical workers throughout Wales. To recognise this, I have added a new category to the list of the St David Awards.

“I’m calling on everyone to help find our everyday heroes – whether family member, friend, colleague or neighbour – and make a nomination for an award.

“With your help we can celebrate the pillars of our community who inspire and lead positive change, our sporting mavericks and scientists who push the boundaries of what we think can be achieved, our innovators and culture makers who help us understand our world in new ways, and the super-humans who remind us that heroes don’t need capes.”

Vaughan Gething said:

“The Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the fantastic achievements and contributions made by people in our communities – our everyday heroes. I’d like to encourage as many people as possible to nominate our local champions so that they get the recognition that they deserve”.

Nominations are now open and can be made via the St David Awards website until 15 October 15.