The Suffolk Medal has been created as the highest award that can be made by Suffolk to an individual from Suffolk

The purpose of The Suffolk Medal is to recognise, reward and champion the exceptional contributions of people that have made a fundamental and lasting difference to the county of Suffolk and its people.

Suffolk is asked to proactively seek out and nominate individuals from all areas of county life in the public, private and voluntary sectors, and across all activities of historic and future importance to the county.

Those eligible for consideration will have gone above and beyond expectations in making a significant individual contribution to our community and, indeed, will have made a similar impact on the Suffolk of today as the finest achievements of the very best of our forebears who inspired Suffolk in the past. A clear demonstration of outstanding volunteering, either as a single feat, an accumulation of personal impact over a period of time or, indeed, a lifetime of selfless service will all be key elements for consideration.

The Suffolk Medal has been exquisitely designed by the internationally renowned Suffolk artist, Maggi Hambling, reflecting her view of Suffolk. The medal is contained in a presentation box made of local walnut. Boxes and supporting certificates are individually numbered to personalise the receipt of The Suffolk Medal.

Nominations for The Suffolk Medal can only be made online, using the form below.

The Suffolk Medal – Official Nomination Form

A long list of candidates will be submitted to the Panel before November for consideration, along with previously nominated candidates. At the discretion of the Committee Chair, there may be further panel meetings during the year.

The number of annual recipients will be at the discretion of the Committee but suffice to say that any award will be regarded as highly prestigious, recognising the most exceptional contribution to our county.

Nominations may, alternatively, be suitable to propose for a BEM, MBE or other national honour