Purdey Awards

Entries Are Open

The 2017 Purdey Awards for Game and Conservation are now open, and we invite entries from any type or size of shoot within the United Kingdom which complies with the Code of Good Shooting Practice.

To apply, please download the entry form here. Once completed, you can email it to advisory@gwct.org.uk or post it to:

Purdey Awards Assessment
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
Fordingbridge
Hampshire SP6 1EF

Entries must be completed no later than May 22nd 2017.

If you have any question please contact purdey.awards@purdey.com or call us on 020 7499 1801.

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.

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 for Game and Conservation have been held annually since 1999 to celebrate the best game conservation projects to be found across the country. Each year, the Awards judges search the UK to find the most outstanding shoot and habitat improvement projects, giving deserved recognition and reward to the best at the Awards ceremony held in Mayfair, London in November.