The nominations are in and now it’s over to you – the public – to vote for the Citizen of the Year 2023! There will be no public vote for the Young Citizen of the Year Award as we only received one nomination this year.
Voting is open until midnight on Wednesday 26 April 2023.
You can vote online or call the Council Offices on 01736 363405 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm) to cast your vote.
To ensure fairness in the voting process, in the online poll, you must include your full email address and your full postcode to cast your vote. Where a full email address and full Penzance Parish postcode have not been given, your vote will not be counted. For those who would like to vote by phone you must provide your full name and full Penzance Parish postcode. The postcode can be for your residential address, place of work, or place of study but it must be within the Parish of Penzance.
The winner of the Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Annual Town Council on Tuesday 9 May 2023 where they, along with the Young Citizen of the Year, will be presented with their awards by the newly elected Mayor of Penzance.
These awards were started by the late Brian Spiegelhalter of B.J. Spiegelhalter & Son (previous Mayor of Penzance) to celebrate the work of local people and their important contributions to our Parish community.
We are looking for nominations for the following awards:
Nominations can be made for a wide range of activities, including (but not limited to):
Nominations can be made by anyone living, working or studying in the Parish of Penzance.
If you are planning to nominate someone, you must first obtain their consent to be included in our online poll (for under 18s, a parent/carer must also provide consent) – details can be found on the nomination form and awards criteria.
(If you require an application form in a different format please contact us)
Please send your completed nomination form by email to [email protected] or send to Penzance Council, Penlee Centre, Penlee Park, Penzance, TR18 4HE.
Closing date for nominations – Thursday 30 March 2023
Last year was the first time in the Awards’ history that the winners were chosen by you – the public! And this year we will again be holding a public vote so people in the community can choose their winners.
Remember – if you are planning to nominate someone for Citizen or Young Citizen of the Year, you must first obtain their consent to be included in our online poll (for under 18s, a parent/carer must also provide consent) – details can be found on the nomination form and awards criteria.
Once chosen, the winners will be invited to the Annual Town Council on Tuesday 9 May at St John’s Hall, Penzance and will be presented with their awards by the newly elected Mayor of Penzance.
The winners will also be invited to the Mayor’s Reception in The Trafalgar Room of The Union Hotel, Penzance which will take place immediately after the ceremony
If you require any of the information on this page in a different format please contact us.