Honours

About honours nominations

The honours system recognises people of outstanding merit, and those who have committed themselves to service to the nation.

Honours are given to people from all walks of life and all sections of society who have made a difference to their community.

The Office of the Lieutenant-Governor is the contact point for honours nominations. The Bailiff’s Chambers is responsible for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Who can be nominated?

Anyone can be nominated, but only exceptional people are honoured. Anyone can receive an award if they reach the required standard of merit or service.

Achievement comes in many forms. We look for someone who has made a real difference in their field of work or community.

How to nominate someone

Anyone can nominate someone for an award. You should call the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor to discuss the nomination. We can give you advice to help you complete the nomination form (the citation).

Once you have discussed the nomination with us, you will need to complete a Jersey honours nomination form.

Your nomination form should be well written, clear and concise, and should be no more than 20 lines and 320 words. This will increase your chances of a successful nomination.

You should also provide letters of support which you can send by email or post to the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor.

The form and guidance notes can be downloaded below.

You should read the notes and the UK Cabinet Office guide very carefully before completing the form. You should return the form to the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor by email if possible.

Download Jersey honours nomination form (size 74kb)

Download Jersey honours nomination guidance notes (size 67kb)

‘Honours – how to write a nomination’ Cabinet Office guide on GOV.UK

How nominations are processed

Nominations are collated and then considered by the Jersey Honours and Awards Committee. The committee then sends nominations to The Queen for approval.

The Jersey Honours and Awards Committee is co-chaired by the Lieutenant-Governor and the Bailiff.  There are 4 additional members who serve for a period of approximately 5 years.  The names of the committee members are available on request to the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor.

Processing a large number of nominations takes time. You may not hear anything for at least 18 months.

You can contact the Office of the Lieutenant-Governor if you would like to check on progress.

If selected, candidates are contacted by the Lieutenant-Governor, who asks them whether they would be willing to accept an honour. Almost everyone does and their names will appear in the London Gazette at the New Year or on The Queen’s official birthday in June.

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