Penzance Citizens of the Year Awards 2022

4th April 2022 in Council News, Events, Local News

The Penzance Citizens of the Year Awards are back for 2022 – get your nominations in now!

After a two-year pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Brian Spiegelhalter Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year Awards will be making a comeback for 2022 and we want to celebrate the people that went the extra mile in 2021 for our Parish!

The 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.

Penzance Citizens of the Year 2022


We are looking for nominations for the following awards:

  • Citizen of the Year (aged 18 and over)
  • Young Citizen of the Year (under 18)

Nominations can be made for a wide range of activities, including (but not limited to):

  • Community involvement – such as delivering an innovation or idea that makes a profound impact in aid of the community
  • Providing extraordinary service to the community – going the extra mile!
  • An outstanding achievement – for example, an act of bravery
  • Gained exceptional recognition for Penzance at Regional/National level
  • Outstanding achievement in their field – such as sports or culture
  • Significantly improving the environment of our town or village communities

Closing date for nominations – Friday 22 April 2022

If you require any of the information on this page in a different format please contact us.

Public Vote

For the first time in the Awards’ history, the winners will be chosen by you – the public!

“Penzance is full to the brim with people who are keen to contribute to the community. So, it’s always difficult to select who should receive the Spiegelhalter Awards. Therefore, I’m excited that – for the first time – we’re asking the public for their help in the selection process.” said Cllr Jonathan How, Mayor 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.

Awards Ceremony

Once chosen, the winners will be invited to the Annual Town Council on Tuesday 10 May at St John’s Hall, Penzance and will be presented with their Awards by the Mayor of Penzance.

The winners will also be invited to the Mayor’s Reception at The Queen’s Hotel.

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