The People’s Honours…a legacy
Community heroes making a huge difference to the lives of others
Any individual can be nominated for The British Citizen Award – BCA or The British Citizen Youth Award – BCyA (under 18’s only) provided that they have had a meaningful impact on those around them. Nominees come from all corners of the UK, all cultural backgrounds, and from all sectors of the community. The defining common aspect amongst nominees is that they have made life better for those around them.
Nominations are free and all successful applicants are invited to a presentation day at the Palace of Westminster in London. Those who receive a BCA Medal will also be encouraged to use the post nominal BCA, thus enabling them to promote their achievement in perpetuity – see FAQ’s and Guidance Notes
Those recognised with a KBE, OBE or MBE are ineligible to be considered for a BCA. Those with a BME or King’s Award are eligible. Those awarded a BCA are not exempt from the King’s Honours system.
BCAc for Service to Community
BCAi for Service to Industry
BCAa for Service to Arts
BCAe for Service to Education
BCAh for Service to Healthcare
BCAb for Service to Business
BCAv for Volunteering
BCAr for Recreation and Sport
BCAo for International Achievement
BCyA for Young Individuals
If you require further information or advice in submitting your Nomination Form, please contact 0203 002 7764 to discuss with a member of the BCA Team. Nominating for the British Citizen Award is completely FREE OF CHARGE.