A close up of a trophy
A close up of a trophy


Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their contribution to shooting? BASC’s honours and awards are a great opportunity to celebrate those who go the extra mile. 

The annual BASC honours and awards scheme recognises the members who have really contributed to the shooting and conservation scene. Members who have openly promoted our values or faithfully served BASC and the wider shooting community for a long time, and demonstrated a passion and dedication that should be celebrated. 

There are ten BASC honours and awards, and you can nominate someone to be considered for one. So, if you know someone who has gone above and beyond and whose efforts should be recognised, use the form below to get your nomination in.  

How are the awards judged?

Nominations are submitted to the Honours and Awards Committee which makes recommendations to BASC Council, who then decide which go forward to the AGM. 

BASC Chairman Eoghan Cameron presenting an award to Stuart Wentworth and Jane Fieldhouse

Honours and Awards overview

Honorary Vice President

A lifetime award, awarded to someone of known integrity and stature in public life who has shown, by their actions, commitment to BASC and the association’s objectives at a high level. Examples include ex-presidents, senior politicians and people who have served in public bodies, distinguished professionals who have served publicly over an extended period and with special distinction in support of BASC. The award is confirmed by vote at the AGM.

Honorary Life Membership

A lifetime award, awarded to someone of known integrity and stature who has given prolonged and exceptional service in the eyes of fellow members. They will have served the membership of the Association over an extended period of years, perhaps as a volunteer to one of our affiliated bodies or clubs. The key criteria is dedicated service to members (in a club/syndicate or other body), and to BASC. The length of service must extend continuously for more than 20 years, and also marked by significant achievements for the benefit of membership, shooting sports or conservation. This includes people who have served as volunteers at game fairs over many years; and whose service has gone beyond any reasonable expectation. The award is confirmed by vote at the AGM.

The Prince Philip Distinguished Service Award

Awarded for a significant national contribution to BASC and / or shooting with no time considerations. This award may be given for a single or short term event that has provided exceptional benefit for  BASC membership, shooting sports or shooting-related conservation projects.

The Payne-Gallwey Long Service Award

Presented for 20 twenty years or more local service as an officer of a club / syndicate or for long-term volunteering at events. The continuous service and the time served are the criteria. The award seeks to recognise club secretaries (or similar officers of a club/syndicate) who have served continuously in post. The aim is to honour not only the work they may have done for the club, but also the service they have given to the Association, having acted as our agent in the processing of membership matters.

The Stanley Duncan Conservation Trophy

Given by the 7th Earl of Leicester, and awarded to the club, syndicate, group of members, or individual member who, in the opinion of Council, have contributed most within the preceding three years to highlight BASC work in the field of conservation.

The Ian Richardson Trophy

Awarded by BASC staff, and awarded to an individual (not necessarily a member) who, in the opinion of BASC employees, has made a special contribution to BASC in whatever field.

The Tim Sedgwick Trophy

This trophy was given by the Chichester Harbour Wildfowlers’ Association and is presented annually to an individual who, in the opinion of Council, has contributed markedly to the fortunes of BASC in the preceding 12 months and who is not a member of Council or any advisory committee.

Special Presentation Award

Presented to those who may, or may not, be members of BASC, but have been recommended by Council and / or staff. The service being recognised must be special, but it can take any form and have occurred over any length of time. The single criterion is that of benefit to BASC that merits public recognition.

BASC Women in Shooting Award

The Women In Shooting award recognises women who are contributing to the promotion of fieldsports, inspiring others, demonstrating commitment beyond what is ordinarily expected and/or those that are unsung heroes. From the beating line to the foreshore and everything in between, we encourage nominations for anyone you feel deserves recognition in the field of women’s shooting.

Gamekeeper of the Year Award

A new award for 2024, it is intended for a BASC member who is a full-time gamekeeper. It recognises outstanding effort throughout the year in active conservation and habitat management, coupled with excellent work in game rearing and management, resulting in the provision of enjoyable and successful sport during the season.


*Nominations for 2024 are now closed. * 

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