who inpires you?

Who inspires you? Nominate them for the St David Awards today!

The St David Awards are the national awards of Wales and are nominated for by the public. They recognise the outstanding achievements of different people from both in, and outside of Wales.

These awards demonstrate that this country is a vibrant, innovative and confident nation, which values its people above all else.

You can nominate in 8 of the categories. The First Minister’s Special Award is the personal gift of the First Minister – the public cannot nominate for it directly.


There are 9 St David Awards, the first 8 of which are nominated for by the public. We are particularly keen for technology companies in Wales to nominate those who have had a positive impact in the world of enterprise, and innovation, science and technology:

  • Enterprise: Awarded to those who have achieved remarkable success in business. This may include the creation of meaningful employment for oneself and others.
  • Innovation, Science and Technology: Intended for those who have developed techniques or solutions that meet new requirements and who have provided effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are available to society at large.

The other categories are:

  • Bravery: Awarded to those 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 self.
  • Citizenship: Intended for people in Wales who have worked to improve their local community or communities across Wales on an ongoing basis. Those whose unselfish actions have served the public or improved the lives of others.
  • Culture: For those in, or from Wales who have excelled in the arts and other forms of cultural achievement, expressed in any art form, language or medium. This can include, but is not limited to, those who may have succeeded in putting Wales on the world stage.
  • International: This award recognises any individual or group from Wales who have made an outstanding contribution internationally. Those who have worked tirelessly to improve a community or communities outside of Wales.
  • Sport: For an individual, team or group in Wales who have achieved or helped achieve excellence in the field of sport on a national or international level.
  • Young Person: This award will be given to an exceptional and inspirational young person or group of up to 19 years of age in any field in Wales.
  • First Minister's Special Award: The personal gift of the First Minister – you cannot nominate for it directly. 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 finalists and winners are decided upon by the First Minister  and the St David Awards Advisory Committee, which includes Idris Price, the ESTnet Director for North Wales.

Who can be nominated?

  • Nominees don’t have to be UK citizens or live in Wales, but must have a meaningful link to Wales.
  • You can nominate friends, members of your family, colleagues or even a public figure.
  • Nominees in all categories must be at least 16 years old, with exception of nominees in the Young Person category, who can be any age and will be considered up to, and including the age of 19.
  • Groups of people, teams or companies are eligible for an award as well as individuals.
  • A nominee can be re-nominated if they have achieved further success since their previous nomination.
  • Awards will not be granted posthumously.

We’re sure you know of somebody that has in their way made Wales a better place or someone who has inspired you and who should Wales be most

proud of? If so, nominate online before 18 October at stdavidawards.org.uk