Purdey Awards

Entries Open 1st February 2019

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.

Applications for The Purdey Awards 2019 are now open.

Download the 2019 Entry Form here

Entries may be submitted by individuals, syndicates, estates, farm shoots, and wildfowling clubs.

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

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Download the Purdey Awards Project Explanations here

The Gold Award

The Gold Award was won by the Howesyke Shoot, Yorkshire for their work in woodland and heather restoration, as well as the successful black grouse reestablishment scheme. The Brown family were presented with the annual Purdey Awards Trophy, the Gold Award and a cheque for £5,000.

The Silver Award

The Silver Award was received by Burnham Thorpe Shoot, Norfolk for their success in creating and blending a grey partridge project with a traditional syndicate shoot. Mr. Zoll and his team have achieved great success in creating and managing a syndicate shoot that has generated and now sustains a viable and ongoing grey partridge population.

The Bronze Award

The Bronze Award was awarded to Whitburgh Farms, Midlothian for making notable changes to their shoot to create an extensive wildlife habitat and thereby demonstrating the feasibility of such projects being replicable by other farmers on a smaller scale.

Purdey Special Award

Richard Gould was recognised by the judges for his great vision and his ongoing and outstanding success in creating a most impressive lowland game shoot at Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk. He receives this Purdey Special Award and a cheque for £1,000.

Special Commendation

David J. Owen of the Camddwr Shooting Society received a special commendation in recognition of his passionate determination and never-ending enthusiasm.

David Pooler of the Rhug Estate was also awarded a special commendation in recognition of his dedication to the sport of shooing and his passionate commitment to his role as the Head Keeper working alongside an organic farming enterprise.