Nominate Your Modern-Day Lady Godiva

Open call to nominate Coventry women who embody the spirit of Lady Godiva

If Lady Godiva were alive today, what would she ride for?

We’re calling on the people of Coventry to nominate their modern-day Lady Godiva, someone you know who is making a difference in Coventry.

Our judging panel will select 12 women – defined as anyone who self-identifies as a woman - to appear as part of a significant moment in Coventry’s UK City of Culture programme.

Almost 1,000 years ago, Lady Godiva rode through the streets of Coventry to stand up for tenants who didn’t have a voice. If she rode today, who or what would she stand up for?

Who are we looking for?

We want to hear about Coventry women you know who make a difference in their neighbourhood, workplace, faith group, community group – or all over the city. They could be aged 16 to 116. They could be a lifelong activist or they could have done something kind for a loved one during lockdown. Lady Godiva fought for change, and women of all backgrounds across the city continue her legacy today.

Image: An illustration of women riding horses in Coventry city centre.

Image: An illustration of women riding horses in Coventry city centre.

Image: The Lady Godiva statue in Broadgate. Image credit: Garry Jones.

Image: The Lady Godiva statue in Broadgate. Image credit: Garry Jones.

How do I nominate my Lady Godiva?

Click ‘NOMINATE NOW’ to fill out our quick online form. We’ll ask you to give us your contact details and tell us about the woman you are nominating. You can either write 100-300 words about the woman you’re nominating, or you can upload a 2-minute audio or video clip of you talking about them.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominations close on Thursday 25 February at 23:59.

Before you fill out the form, please take note of the following:

  • Nominees must live in CV1 to CV6 (all Coventry city residents) and can be aged 16 to 116. You don't need to be born in Coventry, you just need to live here now.
  • We welcome nominations for anyone who identifies as a woman.
  • Please include as much information as you can so our judging panel is able to fairly consider your nomination.
  • Successful nominees will need to be comfortable with press, film and photography and must be available every weekend of May 2021.
  • If the woman you nominate is shortlisted, we’ll contact you and you need to ensure that they get in touch with us within 3 days. Please let them know you’ve nominated them ahead of time so they’re prepared to chat to us if they are shortlisted.
  • If the woman you nominate is not shortlisted, we’d still like to celebrate them. We’ll get in touch with you after the shortlisting process to ask that your nominee sends us a photo of themselves that we can use.

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