Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Nominations for the esteemed Governor-General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), an arm of the Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence (GGPE), are now open to the public. The closing date is midnight Friday March 16, 2018. These awards are being presented under the theme “Inspiring and Energizing Communities to Serve ”.

Forty-two (42) persons across three (3) Age Group categories, each representing a parish, will be selected and honoured for leadership excellence. The Age Group categories are: 18-24 years, 25-35 years and over 35 years. The selection criteria focus on ‘Family’, ‘Youth’, ‘Education’ and the nominees’ impact in their ‘Community’. It is also keen on the individual’s ‘Creativity’, ‘Originality’, ‘Initiative’, and ‘Sustained Accomplishment’. Academic Excellence is an important requirement for nominees in the 18-35 years age group categories.

Nominees for the Governor-General’s Achievement Awards must be Jamaican Citizens. Information regarding eligibility for each award category along with the respective Personal Information and Nominator’s Forms are available via the King’s House and the Governor-General’s Programme For Excellence websites: and and the Office of the Custos Rotulorum for the respective Parish.

Persons who have been recipients of National Awards are not eligible.

Programme Guidelines 2018

GGAA Nomination Form – 2018

Personal Information Form (PIF) – Age Group 18-24 Years

Personal Information Form (PIF) – Age Group 25-35 Years

Personal Information Form (PIF) – Age Group Over 35 Years


For more information contact:
Major (Retired) Effiom B. Whyte, OD, JP
National Coordinator
Governor-General’s Programme for Excellence
Telephone: (876) 927.6424