Honours lists are published twice a year at New Year and in mid-June on the date of The Queen’s official birthday.  Honours lists contain a wide variety of people from different backgrounds, communities and organisations.

  • Any member of the public may nominate a person for a National Honour – be it a friend, volunteer, co-worker etc.   Multiple positive and representative citations increase the likelihood of a nominee being recognised.  It is important that the outstanding contributions people are making in the County are acknowledged and in particular, the efforts made by those in the voluntary sector.  Read more about the honours system which is an informative article
  • The Lieutenancy is anxious to encourage members of the public to submit nominations.  However, it has limited influence over the processing of nominations, which normally take at least twenty-four months.  If assistance is required, please contact the Clerk to the Lieutenancy 
  • The honours system is administered by the government and all the information required to make a nomination is available from the government’s Directgov website.


  • To download a Nomination form and guidance Notes please click on the links below.



  • For nominees resident in Northern Ireland the Nomination form should be sent to:

Honours Secretariat
The Executive Office
Room FD34
Stormont Castle
Tel: 028 9037 8143 or 028 9037 8138
E-mail: honours@executiveoffice-ni.gov.uk