St David Awards
The St David Awards is the national awards scheme recognising and celebrating the exceptional achievements of people in Wales. The awards will be given to people who are not simply doing their jobs, but rather those who do make a real difference to the quality of life in Wales.
First Minister Carwyn Jones announced in the Senedd on 27 February 2013 his intention to recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people from all walks of life in Wales by instituting a national awards scheme – the St David Awards. His announcement received warm majority cross-party support in the National Assembly.
Although there are a number of sectoral and community awards schemes of varying quality in existence in Wales, there is no other scheme like the St David Awards which operates over the entire country that recognises the achievements of all people regardless of origin or background who live here and serve this nation.
The St David Awards will be given to people who are not simply doing their jobs, but rather those who do exceptional things and make a real difference to the quality of life in Wales. They will celebrate and recognise inspirational people making a difference for our country, either at home or on the international stage. The awards also recognise the contribution of individuals who improve social and economic wellbeing.
They reflect and promote the aspirations of Wales and its citizens to be a modern, vibrant country, with a growing reputation as a confident and clever nation valuing innovation, community spirit, and above all its people.
In selecting all recipients of the first St David Awards regard will be given to the nominees’ achievements in the two years immediately prior to the beginning of the nomination period, in addition to past achievements and their on-going contributions to Wales as a community and nation.
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