Governor-General’s Achievement Awards Nominations Now Open

Kingston, Jamaica:

Nominations for the esteemed Governor General’s Achievement Awards (GGAA), is now open to the public.The closing date is midnight Friday March 15, 2019. These awards are being presented under the theme “Engaging, empowering and inspiring Jamaicans”.

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, 25-25 years and over 35 over. 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 long with the respective Personal Imformation and Nominator’s Forms are available via the King’s House and the Governor-General’s Programme For Excellence websites: and,jm and the Office of the Custos Rotulorum for the respective Parish.

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

For more information, contact:
Ms. Sonja Simms, M.Ed, B.A. (Hons)
National Coordinator
Governor-General’s Programme
Telephone: (876) 927.6424 / 876-550-9460

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