Do you know someone who has made significant impact within their community locally and has excelled academically despite their humble beginnings? If this person is a citizen of Jamaica and has never received a National Honour or Award, you could nominate him or her for special recognition by His Excellency The Governor-General of Jamaica.
About the Governor-General’S Achievement Awards (GGAA)
The Governor-General’s Achievement Awards scheme has been in existence since 1991. It was set up under the distinguished patronage of then Governor-General The Most Honourable Sir Howard Cooke, ON, GCMG, GCVO, CD with financial and other support from the Building Societies, The Gleaner Company Limited, Custodes, representatives from the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, as well as persons from legal, business, community and religious organizations.
The Programme got off to a national start under the leadership of the Custodes in the various parishes where committees were formed to promote, distribute, receive and assess nominations from the public.
In 2007, under the initiative of then Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Honourable Professor Kenneth O. Hall, ON, OJ, the Governor-General’s Youth Award for Excellence was established. It recognizes and promotes excellence in both academia and service.
Under the leadership of current Governor-General, His Excellency The Most Honourable Sir Patrick Allen ON, GCMG, CD, KStJ, the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards programme continues to be recognized as one of Jamaica’s most successful and prestigious.
Annually, at a specially planned county event, Award Recipients each receive a plaque together with a Citation signed by the Governor-General and the Custos for their parish. A Pinning Ceremony, hosted by Their Excellencies at King’s House, follows later in the year. This is where each Awardee is presented with a badge to be worn as a symbol of pride for their contribution to Nation Building.
How to Nominate Someone
In order to nominate a candidate, you, the Nominator, must complete Page 2 of this document. The candidate or Nominee will be required to complete a Personal Information Form (PIF). This form, along with the GGPE Programme Guidelines and other related documentation, are available for download via the King’s House website. All documents must be submitted to the Office of the Custos in the Parish where the candidate or Nominee resides.
NOMINATION DEADLINE: All required documents must be submitted to the Office of the Custos no later than Friday, March 17, 2017. Incomplete submissions by the deadline will be rejected.