The selectors will try to identify the likely leaders of the next generation in their respective fields. Awardees are likely to have considerable career potential. While it is essential that they have already demonstrated excellence, it is critical that they have the potential to achieve even greater success in the future, with the appropriate support and encouragement. These Awards are not intended to be “lifetime achievement” Awards; they are intended to support and spur greater excellence.
Another positive feature of the Programme is its inclusiveness. In some years, some candidates may not be Caribbean nationals. The critical distinction is that by their positive contribution and long-term, on-going involvement in the Region, they are widely accepted as a Caribbean person, and their work has had, or is likely to have, beneficial impact on the Region and its people.
Nominators and other persons serving in the Programme are not eligible for selection as awardees.
Posthumous Awards will not be given.