Civic Awards

Civic Awards


The following is the criteria for Honorary Freeman.

That "in most circumstances” an Honorary Freeman should: 

(a) be a person or body who has rendered eminent services to the City (preferably where a distinction from his/her peers can be identified), or

(b) be a person with strong connections to the City who has rendered eminent services nationally in their field of endeavour or, 

(c) be a prominent person of national or international standing where the City would consider it to be beneficial that such a person would acknowledge their regard for the City  sufficiently to accept the award.

 - To come


The following is the criteria for Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber Award (Carrying the courtesy title of Honorary Burgess).

Nominees will only be considered if they:

Have brought distinction to and enhanced the City’s reputation in the area or activity concerned and, so far as the committee is aware, is a person/organisation of good character and one or more of the following:

(i) Are a citizen (or former citizen) of Kingston upon Hull and have delivered significant services in their field of endeavour
(ii) Have rendered selfless voluntary public service through charitable or other activities for the benefit of the City or its citizens.


Councillors - as they can be considered for both Honorary Alderman and Freedom of the City
Council employees – if the nomination is in relation to their remunerative duties



Useful Documents
 List of current aware recipients