Purdey Awards

Entries Now Open

Entries have now closed for the 2018 Purdey Awards. Applications for next year will open again in February 2019.

If you have any questions about the Awards, please contact purdey.awards@purdey.com or call us on 020 7499 1801.

Entries may be submitted by individuals, syndicates, estates, farm shoots, and wildfowling clubs. To be eligible you don’t need to own a stately home or a grouse moor, but having one or both won’t disqualify you either!

Entries are welcomed from all types of game bird shoots, whether all wild, partly wild, or all reared and released. Ideally, you will in some way involve your local community in your shoot, perhaps by employing beaters or pickers up, or showing local schools or clubs why you enjoy undertaking this work, and how it helps the countryside. Is your project good PR for shooting and conservation?

We judge entries purely on their merit and allow for different terrain and types and sizes of shoot. We look for clear vision, sound execution, and genuine results, and always take into consideration the available resources, so anyone can win, irrespective of size or budget.

The sixteen-strong judging panel will be chaired by the Duke of Wellington; the Purdey Awards are presented each year in London in November, at a ceremony held in the Purdey Long Room. The Prize Fund is worth up to £15,000 and will be shared between winners of Gold, Silver and Bronze awards, as well as up to five GWCT Advisory Awards.

For more information, please email us at purdey.awards@purdey.com

Download the Code of Good Shooting Practice here

Download the Purdey Awards Project Explanations here

The Purdey Awards have been held annually since 1999 and seek to promote a wider appreciation of the outstanding game and habitat conservation work carried out by shoots throughout the United Kingdom and to give well-deserved recognition and reward to the best.