Nomination and Selection Process
The nomination and selection process for the Queen’s Award is rigorous. First, in order to be nominated, a group must have performed continued volunteer service in its community for at least three years. After being nominated, a local panel evaluates the group thoroughly for at least three years.
During its evaluation, the Church of God received both phone calls and unannounced visits from the panel. The panel even contacted beneficiaries of the Church of God’s community service to confirm the validity and sincerity of its volunteer work.
Once the evaluation phase is complete, the assessment panel then determines the nominees to be sent to the National Award Committee. The National Award Committee’s job is to make recommendations to the Cabinet Office, the corporate headquarters of government, which manages the award. The Cabinet Office then makes a final list, which is sent to the Queen, and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II herself decides the award winners.