The Field Gundog Awards

The Field is delighted to announce that entries for the second Field Gundog Awards, in association with Skinner’s Pet Foods, are now open. We want to know which dogs have stunned you with a retrieve, who are the pickers-up who make the season a simple joy, which are the naughtiest gundogs that have given you a chuckle while standing in line, and more. 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, the members of which have years of fieldsports knowledge and expertise between them.

The categories are as follows:

  1. Outstanding retrieve by any retrieving breed during the 2017/18 season.
  2. Outstanding work by a spaniel (springer or cocker) during the 2017/18 season.
  3. Outstanding work by any pointing breed during the 2017/18 season.
  4. Outstanding work by any rare breed during the 2017/18 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.
  9. NEW CATEGORY: Gundog photograph of the year.

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 30th August 2018, 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.

To enter or nominate:

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

Please send in an account explaining why the gundog deserves to win the category. In categories one to five, we will require an independent witness statement to support the entry.
All entries must be accompanied by a photograph of the dog or picker-up.

Entries close on 29 June 2018.

By entering these awards you consent that all material sent to The Field can be published in the magazine or online. Please send entries to: field.secretary@timeinc.com

The winners will be invited to a special celebratory lunch at Burghley Horse Trials on Thursday 30 August 2018, 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 receive a year’s supply (10 vouchers for 10 large bags) of Skinner’s dog food.

Terms and conditions

The closing date for nominations is 29 June 2018. There are 10 categories and there will be one 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 for the nominee will be required. Nominees must be UK residents (excluding Northern Ireland), excluding employees and past employees of Time Inc. (UK) Ltd, 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 16 July 2018 and 1 August 2018. All nominations and photographs will become our property and cannot be returned. The promoter of the competition is Time Inc. (UK) Ltd of 3rd Floor, 161 Marsh Wall, London E14 9AP. Full terms and conditions apply.