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National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago


The National Awards of Trinidad and Tobago recognize the contributions of citizens and non-nationals who have had a significant and positive impact on the twin-island Republic.
 
The four categories of national awards are listed in order of precedence below:

  • The Order of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is awarded for distinguished and outstanding service to Trinidad and Tobago.
  • The Chaconia Medal is awarded for long and meritorious service to Trinidad and Tobago that promotes the national welfare or strengthens the community spirit.
  • The Hummingbird Medal is awarded for loyal and devoted service beneficial to Trinidad and Tobago in any field of human endeavour or for gallantry or other humane action.
  • The Medal of Merit is awarded for outstanding and meritorious service in the Public Service, the Defense and Protective Services or with Statutory Bodies performing national functions.



Who is eligible for a National Award?

All citizens of Trinidad and Tobago and non-nationals of distinction, alive or deceased, are eligible to be considered for a National Award.

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How do I nominate someone for a National Award?

Any person or organization wishing to nominate an individual for a National Award should obtain and fill out a "Nomination for a National Award" form.  Forms can be obtained from any of the locations listed below:  

  • Office of the Prime Minister

            Whitehall
            29 Maraval Road
            Port of Spain
            Trinidad, West Indies

            Central Administrative Services, Tobago
            Jerningham Street
            Scarborough
            Tobago, West Indies

  • The Tobago House of Assembly

            Calder Hall Administrative Complex
            Calder Hall
            Tobago, West Indies

  • Any City or Town Hall
  • Any District Revenue Office.  Please follow the link below for a list of locations.
  • Any TT Post Office. Please follow the link below for a list of locations.


Nomination forms should be filled out in accordance with the included instructions and returned to:

The Secretary
National Awards Committee
Private Bag 466
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies

 

District Revenue Offices

TT Post Offices

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What is the deadline for submitting nomination forms?

The closing date for the receipt of nominations for National Awards is subject to change each year.

Nomination forms received after the closing date will not be considered.

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When are the National Awards presented?

Awards are presented on August 31 of each year.

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Where can I find more information?

More information about the National Awards can be obtained from:

Office of the Prime Minister
Whitehall
29 Maraval Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel: (868) 622-1625

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