Gibraltar honours list
Nominations for Her Majesty the Queen’s New Years Honours list for 2015 closed yesterday Friday 16th May 2014.
Gibraltar, being UK jurisdiction, holds her own successful nominees but how many will make it onto next years list?
How does the selection process work?
Anyone can nominate a candidate and submit :
a persuasive account of the outstanding or innovative or self-sacrificing services and achievements of the nominee, whether paid or unpaid, in one field or several, and what has raised them above those of others performing similar services.
People are awarded honours for:
People get honours for achievements like:
- making a difference to their community or field of work
- enhancing Britain’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
- science and technology
- business and the economy
- civil or political service
Once nominations are closed they are scrutinized for suitability. All nominees will be checked by various government departments to make sure they’re suitable for receiving an honour. This may include checks by HM Revenue and Customs. So squeaky clean and no black marks, poor decisions or dubious behaviour allowed.
It’s not just toffs that get to nominate, you can too, so have your say and nominate someone you feel is really deserving.
For an online nomination form to nominate someone in Gibraltar use this link. Nominate
or simply email email@example.com
Even though the closing date for 2015 has passed there will be another opportunity to nominate for 2016. Who would you nominate? Perhaps Gibraltar herself deserves to be on the honours list for services to the United Kingdom.