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St David Awards

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The St David Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people from all walks of life in Wales. View last year's nominations and winners


St David Awards

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What are the awards?

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The Awards Judges

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Do you know someone in Wales who has done something exceptional?
The First Minister announced today the names of the national experts responsible for selecting the 2015 St David Awards winners and finalists.
The Prince of Wales welcomes the world to Wales with some special guests.
The First Minister explains the significance of the Welsh national awards scheme when launching the beginning of the open nomination period for the St David Awards 2015.
The First Minister opened the nominations for the 2ndSt David Awards at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells 21 July 2014.
If you missed the first St David Awards and are keen to nominate in the near future  don’t worry - you won’t have long to wait.

Award categories

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.

Bravery Award

Citizenship Award

Culture Award

Enterprise Award

Innovation &
Technology Award

International Award

Sport Award

young person Award

First Ministers special Award

  • Bravery 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.

  • Citizenship Award

    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.

  • Culture Award

    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.

  • Enterprise Award

    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.

  • International Award

    This award recognises any individual or group who has through their work, personal prominence or influence promoted Wales on the world stage.

  • Sport Award

    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 ministers 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.


The 2015 awards timeline

  • Jul21

    nominations open

  • Oct28

    nominations close

  • Feb12

    Short listed finalists announced

  • Mar12

    St David Awards Ceremony