Department for Culture Media and Sport

honours and ceremonials

The Honours system recognises the achievements of ordinary people who do extraordinary things.

Honours lists are announced twice every year, at the New Year and on the Queen's Birthday in June.

Our role

We consider nominations for candidates whose activities fall within our remit, i.e.  sports, the creative industries, including fashion design and advertising, art, music, film, museums, tourism and hospitality, libraries, heritage, archaeology, broadcasting and radio.

Our nominees are then considered by a number of independent advisory committees who decide upon a final list of nominees which goes forward to the Prime Minister.


We want you to nominate people who have made a difference in their field of work or community - people who have gone that extra mile.
You can find examples of people who have made a difference in our leaflet, Who Will You Nominate.

We accept nominations at any time of the year. You can make a nomination by downloading and completing the public nomination form.

Further information about how to make a nomination on the Directgov website

Contact us

For queries related to honours, contact:

Honours Secretary
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
2-4 Cockspur Street

tel: 020 7211 2313


For queries about the Diamond Jubilee and contact details, please see the Diamond Jubilee page.

For all other queries, please visit our contact us page.