Joint Director Generals at England’s Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS), are asking members for ‘help in identifying candidates…to be recognised amongst the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours’, with nominations closing on 17 September.
… It takes a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK to make our sectors the great success they are…
Ruth Hannant and Polly Payne write:
We are writing to seek your help in identifying candidates from within your sector for consideration to be recognised amongst the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.
It takes a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK to make our sectors the great success they are. We are heavily reliant on the continued support of organisations, like yours, to help us ensure that the efforts of these people are rewarded and celebrated. It has been an extraordinary and challenging year, with many people making incredible personal contributions to keep this country going. For this round, we would particularly welcome nominations for individuals who:
- have helped their local communities recover from the Covid-19 pandemic
- have worked exceptionally hard to protect culture, heritage and tourism and who have been instrumental in the restart of these sectors post Covid-19
- have made strides in Artificial Intelligence; cyber security standards; community connectivity
- are tech pioneers.
We want to ensure that our lists reflect the diversity of society and the extraordinary contributions made across every part of the country. We greatly appreciate the continued efforts being made to increase the number of nominations for those who continue to be underrepresented such as women, younger people, and black and ethnic minorities (BAME) and from parts of the country often overlooked, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to level up the United Kingdom. The only way to ensure that these candidates are fully represented on any honours list is for us to continue to receive those nominations. For the Birthday 2022 round we would especially welcome nominations for people working in, giving service to and/or who have a disability.
If you would like to nominate someone, please complete the attached form and submit it to email@example.com by 17 September. The deadlines set by Cabinet Office for the Birthday 2022 round fall slightly earlier due to the Jubilee celebration plans for 2022. As a result of this, we have had to set a tighter deadline than for previous honours rounds. You will note that the nomination form remains the same as in recent rounds. As usual we will still need the nominee’s full name, date of birth, address and contact details in order to progress the nomination.
The DCMS Honours Team are on hand to answer any queries you may have about this or any aspect of the honours process at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the dedicated DCMS2021 Stakeholder Proforma