Entries may be submitted by the owner, the keeper, or a syndicate, farm, estate, club, or wildfowling association. To be eligible to enter 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 Purdey Awards are presented each year in London in November, at a ceremony held in Purdey’s Long Room. There are cash prizes totaling £15,000 for Gold, Silver, and Bronze Award winners, and Special Awards recognising outstanding individual achievement. Additionally, up to five on site advisory visits from the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust will be awarded each year.
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Download the Code of Good Shooting Practice here
Download the Purdey Awards Project Explanations here