There is no doubt that people make places, and the people of Northern Ireland are known worldwide for being big hearted, creative, good humoured, hospitable and resilient people. As part of the Council’s 2021 Centenary programme we want to recognise the contribution made to the Borough and Northern Ireland as a whole by the unsung heroes of our Community, both living and also those who have now passed.
In 2020 the spotlight shone on the amazing community spirit of the Borough as people came together to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic but the spirit of our people has been around throughout the Centenary and long before. Known for our distinctive traits the people of Northern Ireland have shaped who we are and created Centenary Citizens worthy of recognition in this significant year.
We need your help to nominate our Centenary Citizens.
To Nominate Your Centenary Citizens
Do you know of someone living or passed away who has or had that big hearted spirit that the people of this place are known for, and who shaped their community in a positive way? Tell us their story and why you are nominating them to be one of our Centenary Citizens.
Once final entries are received a selection process will be applied to choose final centenary citizens. These citizens will be invited to have a photographic portrait taken. The portraits will be curated into an exhibition for display in Council Galleries with all individuals to receive their own portrait and a bespoke gift created by a local artist in recognition for this honour. For those being honoured posthumously a treasured photograph can be updated into a portrait for the family of these citizens.
In addition a special event will be held to celebrate our Centenary Citizens later this year.
Closing date for nominations is Wednesday 23 February 2022.
Centenary Citizens Nomination Form