Nominate someone for a Lord Mayor’s Medal

Nominate someone for a Lord Mayor’s Medal

What the Lord Mayor’s Medal is, who can make a nomination, what you need to include in your nomination.

What the Lord Mayor’s Medal is

The Lord Mayor's Medal recognises outstanding and innovative service and support provided to others in direct response to coronavirus (COVID-19).   

The nominees’ achievement can be in one or several areas. We especially want to know what the positive effects of the nominees’ actions were.

Who can make a nomination

Anyone can make a nomination, as long as they’re not a relative or life partner of the nominee or nominees.

What you need to include in your nomination

You’ll need:

  • 2 supportive statements from two Bristol citizens
  • 1 supportive statement from a Bristol City councillor or the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees
  • a statement, no longer than 500 words, about why you think the nominee or nominees deserve a Lord Mayor's Medal

In your statement, you need to tell us:

  • what your nominee or nominees have achieved
  • what makes them stand out against others
  • if the achievement is in one area or in a number of different areas
  • what happened because of the nominee or nominees

Keep your recommendation factual: focus on achievements, dates, facts and figures that we can verify. 

If you include confidential or sensitive information in your statement, you also need to give evidence that your nominee (not anyone else) has actively made this information public. For example, a link to a website.

Confidential or sensitive information includes:

  • racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • trade union membership
  • health
  • sexual orientation

If you can't give this evidence, you’ll need to get the nominee’s consent to share this information with us.

Keeping your nomination confidential

The information you give in the nomination is strictly confidential. We won’t share it with anyone apart from those involved in the administration of the Lord Mayor's Medal. The only exception are the supportive statements, which we may use for PR purposes. 

We ask you not to talk about the nomination with the nominee, unless you need to get the nominee’s consent to share confidential information.

Read our privacy notice to see how and why we use the personal information supplied.

Deadline for nominations

Submit your nomination by 21 January 2021.

Submit a nomination

Submit a nomination

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.