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Your Platinum Champions judges

We think that all volunteers are amazing. So we have enlisted the help of an expert judging panel to whittle your wonderful nominations down to 490 Platinum Champions. On the panel are volunteering experts, charity leaders, academics and famous faces.

Judging panel

President of judges

HRH, the Duchess of Cornwall

Chair of Judges

Catherine Johnstone CBE, CEO Royal Voluntary Service


Dr Eddy Hogg, University of Kent


Ade Adepitan MBE - TV presenter, Paralympic medalist & Journalist

Jenny Betteridge - Strategic Lead for Volunteering, Sport England

Blondel Cluff CBE - Chair, National Community Lottery Fund

Brian Dow - CEO, Mental Health UK

Clara Govier - Managing Director, People’s Postcode Lottery

Alex Jones - TV presenter & broadcast partner

Gethin Jones - TV presenter & broadcast partner

Felicity Kendal CBE - Actress & Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador

Myleene Klass - TV & radio presenter

Elaine Paige OBE - Actress, singer, producer, radio presenter & Royal Voluntary Service Ambassador

Amanda Pritchard - CEO, NHS England

Jane Rawnsley - Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, M&G

Julie Siddiqi MBE - Founder & Director, Together We Thrive

Peter Stewart - Board Director, Eden Project & The Big Lunch

Tom Read Wilson - TV presenter

They are all looking forward to reading through the thousands of Platinum Champions nominations we've received.

Terms & Conditions - Judging

  • The Judging Panel will be led by Dr Eddy Hogg, University of Kent - Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and co-Director of Education and Student Experience for the Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice and co-author of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook. Dr Hogg will be supported by a national judging panel.
  • The judges' decision is final and no correspondence relating to Platinum Champions can be entered into.
  • All nominations will be judged based on evidence of how the person you have nominated makes a difference to the lives of others. The judges will consider the impact of the volunteering to others and the frequency in which the nominee volunteers.
  • The awards are UK-wide, so our judges will be looking to award champions across the nations and regions of the UK. 
  • 490 volunteers will be carefully selected by our panel of judges to receive a specially commissioned Platinum Champions pin and certificate signed by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. The judges will also select from the shortlist, 10 nominees per category (70 in total plus a guest each) who will be invited to The Big Jubilee Lunch in London on Sunday 5 June, 2022.
  • Please see the Platinum Champions Awards privacy statement for information on how we use and store your data.

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