The Field Gundog Awards

The Field is delighted to launch its inaugural annual Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Pet Foods. The aim of the awards is to encourage gundog work throughout all sections of the shooting world. The awards will be judged by an experienced panel, with years of fieldsports knowledge and expertise between them.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Outstanding retrieve by any retrieving breed during the 2016/17 season.
  2. Outstanding work by a spaniel (springer or cocker) during the 2016/17 season.
  3. Outstanding work by any pointing breed during the 2016/17 season.
  4. Outstanding work by any rare breed during the 2016/17 season.
  5. The best amateur picker-up.
  6. The best family gundog.
  7. The naughtiest gundog.
  8. The best gun dog that does not belong to a gundog breed.

A prize will also be awarded to The Skinner’s World Cup Top Dog.

The judges’ decision is final.

The winners will be invited to a special celebratory lunch at Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday 31st August 2017, where The Field will be hosting a gundog demonstration in the main arena. Winners will be presented with a specially designed rosette, and the winner of each category will win a year’s supply (10 vouchers for 10 large bags) of Skinner’s dog food.

An Irish setter points a snipe in Ireland. The Field Gundog Awards 2017.

He has the nose for the job. A red setter points a snipe in Ireland.

To enter or nominate:

Entries can be made on behalf of your own dog, or you may nominate another dog in any of the above categories. Contact details of the nominee will be required.

The closing date for nominations is 1 August 2017.

There are 9 categories and there will be 1 winner for each category.

You can submit a nomination by emailing entries to field.secretary@timeinc.com.

Entries must include an account explaining why the gundog deserves to win the category.

Nominations for categories one to five must include an independent witness statement to support the entry.

All entries must be accompanied by a photograph of the dog or picker-up.

Entries can be made on behalf of your own dog or you may nominate another dog in any of the categories. Contact details of the nominee will be required.

Nominees must be UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland), excluding employees and past employees of Time Inc. UK, its printers and agents, any category sponsors, suppliers of the prizes and any other company associated with the Awards (including members of the immediate families or households of the above). If you or someone you are nominating is under 18, parent/legal guardian consent and contact details are required. Nominees must be available to be contacted between 2 August 2017 and 15 August 2017.

All nominations and photographs will become our property and cannot be returned.

The promoter of the competition is Time Inc. (UK) Ltd of Blue Fin Building, 110 Southwark Street, London SE1 0SU.