What is The Suffolk Medal?

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 Suffolk people that have made a fundamental and lasting difference to the county of Suffolk and its people.

Suffolk will be 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 their 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 Suffolk walnut. Boxes and supporting certificates are individually numbered to personalise the receipt of The Suffolk Medal.

A current panel has been established to assess the strength of candidates in nomination and to create an annual shortlist. A unanimous decision from …

Following the selection process at the start of the calendar year, the award of the Suffolk Medal will take place during the year at significant events …


If you are a current resident of Suffolk, you can make a nomination here