The Geordie Empire Medal or GEM for short is an online medal which is given in recognition of a recipients service to either their local Geordie community and/or for enhancing the larger profile and reputation of Geordieland & Geordies around the world.
Geordie’s who are nominated and then accepted as a GEM will be awarded with an online Geordie Empire Medal, given in recognition of services to the people, towns & cities of the Geordieland, as well as enhancing the profile and reputation of Geordies around the world.
The recipients will of course (If they wish), then be able to put the abbreviation “GEM” after their name and naturally refer to themselves as a real GEM.
The Geordie Empire Medal is inspired by the now defunct & snobby British Empire Medal which is no longer awarded to citizens in the UK, however, unlike the BEM, class or rank has absolutely no bearing on whether someone can be nominated and awarded one.
It also makes no difference whether the nominated recipient is perceived as military class, upper class, middle class, working class, lower working class & naturally ( of course 😉 ) non working class because you can nominate who ever you wish to be considered for a GEM.
However, before we can award a Geordie Empire Medal we need you to nominate someone who you believe deserves one.