The nomination process for filling in the roles of batonbearers for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is now open.

As of now the games are looking for 2,022 batonbearers to take on the "special experience" of carrying the Queen's Baton through England this summer.

The baton will travel to every region in England, before arriving at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2022.

Nominations will close in February before the batonbearers are selected in April.

You can have a role in seeing who gets an opportunity to take part in the Queen's Baton Relay, as you can nominate a community champion.

The official criteria for nominating someone on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games website reads:

  • Always willing to take on a challenge and has a unique and inspiring story;
  • Has made a meaningful contribution to sport, education, the arts, culture, or charity;
  • Is a figure of inspiration that positively challenges others to achieve their best;
  • Has taken on a challenge or cause and made a positive impact within their community.

Appearing in Good Morning Britain, Lisa Hempton, Head of the Queen's Baton Relay said: "It's a really exciting day for us, so we've started out search for 2,022 unsung heroes, community champions, people who are making a difference in their communities.

"What we're asking people to do today is to visit out website,, and nominate their community champions, people who are inspiting them to take on a challenge or make a difference in life."

How to nominate someone to be a Commonwealth Games batonbearer

You can nominate a community champion through the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games website.