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Finalists of first ever St David Awards unveiled in Cardiff

The finalists of the first national St David Awards have been revealed at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this week. First Minister Carwyn Jones unveiled the shortlist, designed to recognise exceptional achievements.

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St David Awards 'complement current honours system'

First Minister Carwyn Jones has told ITV News the St David Awards are an important addition to the existing honours system.

Money's very tight at the moment; we've already got an honours system - why do we need the St David Awards as well? Because it's important that we have a system that complements the existing honours.

It's not an enormous cost - but it does mean we can say to people 'thanks for what you've done, thanks for the contribution you've made to Welsh life'.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones

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