This year’s winners of the prestigious St David Awards have been announced at a glittering event at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay.
There are nine St David Awards. Each award is given in a specific category of activity and achievement, decided upon by the First Minister of the Welsh Government and his advisers.
Innovation & Technology Award
young person Award
First Minister's special Award
This is an award for an individual or group in Wales who have demonstrated remarkable courageous behaviour or character: doing what is right in difficult situations. This may entail simple fearlessness or physical bravery and involves acting in spite of possible harm to one's body.
This award recognises an individual or group in Wales who through their unselfish actions have served the public good. These could reflect "active citizenship" in which citizens have worked towards the betterment of their community through economic participation, public action, volunteer work, and other such efforts to improve life for their fellow citizens.
This is an award for an individual or group in Wales who have excelled in the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement, expressed in any art form, language or medium.
This is an award for an individual or group in Wales who through their endeavours have achieved remarkable success in business. This may include the creation of meaningful employment for oneself and others.
Innovation & TechnologyAward
This award is intended for an individual, group, company or research team in Wales which has developed techniques or solutions that meet new requirements and provided more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are available to society at large.
This award recognises any individual or group who has through their work, personal prominence or influence promoted Wales on the world stage.
This award recognises an individual, team or group in Wales who have achieved excellence or success in recognised activities based on physical athleticism or physical dexterity typically involving an element of competition.
Young person Award
This award will be given to an exceptional inspirational young person of up to 19 years of age in any field in Wales.
First minister's special Award
This award is in the personal gift of the First Minister - you cannot nominate for it directly. The award may not be automatically awarded annually and may depend on currency and relevance as well as merit. It could reflect collective as well as individual achievement. The recipient may be selected from one of the other award winners or may be selected independently of them.