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St David Award turns green as new award announced

Gwobr Dewi Sant yn troi'n wyrdd wrth i wobr newydd gael ei chyhoeddi

The First Minister has today announced a new award as he urged people to get their nominations in before the closing date for the St David Awards.

Now in their 9th year, the national St David Awards celebrate Wales’ real heroes. This year, as well as recognising the phenomenal work carried out by people across Wales, including our critical workers and volunteers - there will be a new Environment Champion award.

The new award will celebrate a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to improving their environment, either locally, Wales-wide or internationally.

The winners of the awards will be judged by an expert panel, which will consider the nominations of those who have gone beyond the call of duty, or carried out selfless acts to support the community, in all categories.

The award categories are:

  • Critical Worker (Key Worker)
  • Environment Champion
  • Bravery
  • Community Spirit
  • Culture
  • Sport
  • Business
  • Innovation, Science and Technology
  • Young Person
  • First Minister's Special Award

Announcing the new award category, the First Minister said:

“The St David Awards are the perfect chance to nominate people, up and down the country, who you believe deserve recognition - whether they are a friend, colleague, neighbour or family member.

“We are still dealing with the pandemic and trying to build a fairer, greener, stronger Wales and that is why it is important to recognise those people who go that extra mile to help Wales move forward.”

Notes to editors

Nominations close on 21 October 2021 and nominations can be done through the St David Awards website