Nominating persons for nat’l honours
The conferral of national honours and awards commenced in 1969.
Each year, the public is invited to nominate persons to be considered for the eight National Honours and Awards. Nominations open in January of each year and close at the end of March.
Nomination forms are available as of January each year from the Chancery, Jamaica House and government ministries, departments and agencies.
Awards are announced in the press on Independence Day, August 6. The awards are presented by the governor general on National Heroes Day, which is the third Monday in October.