Make a nomination for a Lord Mayor’s Medal

Make a nomination for a Lord Mayor’s Medal

How you can make changes to your nomination, how we will judge the nominations and when the medals will be awarded.

Medal nominations now closed

The closing date for the Medals was the 22 January 2021.

We’re now reviewing all submitted applications.

We aim to have them assessed by a panel in February.

Changes to your nomination

Email the Lord Mayor's office at if:

  • there’s any change to the information you gave on the nomination form
  • you find out anything that could negatively affect the nomination

Judging the Lord Mayor’s medal

Judging panel and criteria

Nominations will be judged by Bristol city councillors and the Lord Mayor. 

We may do some checks to:

  • verify the validity of the nomination
  • inform the panel’s final decision making

The judges will use the following criteria:

  • service of the nominee and what is unique, distinctive or special about it
  • how the nominee has improved the quality of life for the people and city of Bristol during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The decision of the judging panel is final.

Awarding the Lord Mayor’s medal

Around 12 to 15 medals will be awarded.  This is a competitive process and not all nominations will be successful.

During the judging process, we check that the information in the nomination is valid, and consistent with the nominee's general character and behaviour. If we find evidence that it isn't, we may withdraw the nomination.