2018 Annual Exhibition Trophies and Awards

Click on a award to display the award winner and highly commended paintings.

THE ‘AVIATION PAINTING OF THE YEAR’ AWARD OF £1000

for the best work in the exhibition as judged by an independent panel. Sponsored by BAE Systems.


Awarded to: Rupert Cordeux

for ‘A Work in Progress’


Highly Commended

David Calow GAvA

for ‘Exploded View


Paul Couper GAvA

for 'Stormy Weather'


Chris French FGAvA

for ‘A Complex Subject’


 

THE FlyPast FELLOWS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE OF £1000

for the best work in the exhibition as judged by the Fellows of the Guild. Sponsored by FlyPast Magazine.


Peter Sumpter GAvA 

for ‘Fishing from a Pony’


 Highly Commended

Paul Couper GAvA

for ‘Delivering the Goods’


Chris French FGAvA

for ‘Local Assistance’


 

THE JON MOORE BEST GROUP AWARD OF £200

for the best group of works as judged by an independent panel.

 Awarded to: Peter Sumpter GAvA for his group of six paintings:


‘A Pilot's Retired Warhorse’


‘Going Down!'


‘Fishing from a Pony’


'Snipes over War-Torn Landscape’


'Signing Off’


'Pioneers of Gliding’


Highly commended:

Chris Draper GAvA for his group of 6 paintings 

J A French GAvA for her group of 6 paintings  


  

THE de HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT MUSEUM TROPHY AND AWARD OF £200

for the most interesting portrayal of a de Havilland aircraft by a Full Member or Associate. Sponsored by The de Havilland Aircraft Museum.  

Awarded to: Neil Foggo GAvA

for 'A Final Farewell to Hong Kong'


Highly Commended

Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘Students: End of Term’


David Heaton AGAvA

for ‘De Havilland Pursuing Speed'


Keith Burns GAvA

for ‘Camera Ship'


 

THE ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM AWARD OF £200

for the best painting of an RAF subject from the last 30 years in Oils or Acrylic. Sponsored by the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon.  

Awarded to: Chris French FGAvA

for 'A Complex Subject'


Highly Commended

Martin Buffery AGAvA

for ‘Fractured Harrier’  


Paul Couper GAvA

for ‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’


Derek Blois AGAvA

for ‘One Day’


 

THE LEONARDO ROTARY-WINGED (WESTLAND) TROPHY AND AWARD OF £150

for the best work depicting rotary-winged flight. Sponsored by Leonardo Helicopters.     

Awarded to: Derek Blois AGAvA 

for ‘Riding Shotgun’


Highly Commended

Anthony S Lawrence GAvA

for ‘Providing Safe Haven’


Anthony S Lawrence GAvA

for 'Rebro Resupply Bukit Adjil '68’


Graham Cooke GAvA

for ‘A Welcome Sight’


 

THE SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS TROPHY AND AWARD OF £100

for the best work in Acrylic by a Full Member, Associate or Friend. Sponsored by Safran Landing Systems.

Awarded to: Paul Couper GAvA

for 'Delicate Sound of Thunder'


Highly Commended

MIchael Turner P&FGAvA

for ‘Lightning Tail Chase’



James Field GAvA

for ‘DFC 1918 - The New Order’


 

THE BONHAM TROPHY AND £100 AWARD

for the best group of works by a Friend. Given by the late Yvonne Bonham in memory of Charles Miller AGAvA.

Awarded to: David Young for his group of 4 paintings:


‘When I was a Boy I had a Dream’


‘In Retirement, Yeovilton’


'Dawn Disturbance’



'Hawk Cockpit at Old Sarum’


Highly commended:

David Crimmen for his group of 3 paintings   


 

CROSS & COCKADE INTERNATIONAL AWARD OF £100

for the best work depicting World War One aviation. Presented by Cross & Cockade International, The First World War Aviation Historical Society.

Awarded to: Graham Turner GAvA

for 'Dawn of the Machines'


Runner-up

James Field GAvA

for ‘Leckie's First Zepplin’


 

THE SIR GEORGE EDWARDS MEMORIAL PLATE

for the work which best depicts and reflects excellence and achievement in British Aviation by a Full Member, Associate or Friend.

Presented by Angela Newton VPGAvA.    

Awarded to: Paul Couper GAvA

for 'Delicate Sound of Thunder'


Highly Commended

Chris French FGAvA

for ‘A Complex Subject’     


Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘Students: End of Term’


Paul Thurston AGAvA

for ‘Practice Makes Perfect’


 

THE ALEX HENSHAW TROPHY

for the best work depicting Civil Light Aviation in the 1920s and 1930s by a Full Member or Associate.

Presented to the Guild by the late Alex Henshaw MBE.  

Awarded to: Martin Bleasby AGAvA

for 'Comet Racer'


Highly Commended

Richard Wheatland GAvA 

for ‘Enigma Flight’ 


Martin Cairns AGAvA 

for ‘Time to Head Home’


Malcolm Reeves

for ‘De Havilland Dawn’ 


 

THE ARTHUR GIBSON MEMORIAL TROPHY

for the best work by a Guild artist exhibiting at the Annual Exhibition for the first time.

Presented to the Guild by the late Eira Gibson.  

Awarded to: James Robins 

for ‘China Station 1926’


 

THE JOHN BLAKE MEMORIAL AWARD OF £100

for the best drawing by a Full Member, Associate or Friend. Given by Alison and Stratton Richey in memory of John Blake FGAvA.

Awarded to: David Cook AGAvA

for 'The First of Many'


Runner-up

Graham Henderson GAvA

for ‘Bandits!’


Runner-up

Scott Kennedy

for ‘Low Pass’ 


  

THE MARGARET KHAN TROPHY AND £100 AWARD

for the best gliding-related oil painting by Full Member, Associate or Friend. Sponsored by the late Walter Khan MBE in memory of his wife, Margaret.

Awarded to: John DImond GAvA

for 'Back to Basics'


Runner-up

Stephen Chard

for ‘Teaching the Next Generation’ 


 

THE WILKINSON SWORD POIGNARD

for the best work in Oils by a Full Member or Associate.

Awarded to: Chris French FGAvA

for 'A Complex Subject'


Runner-up

Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘Students: End of Term' 


 

THE HAWKER SIDDELEY TROPHY

for the best work in Gouache by a Full Member or Associate.

Awarded to: Roy Huxley GAvA

for 'Sea-Rover'


Runner-up

Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘Hit and Run’ 

 


Runner-up

Anthony S Lawrence GAvA

for ‘Homeward Bound’ 

 


Runner-up

Graham Turner GAvA

for ‘HMS Illustrious, Malta Refuge’ 


 

THE JOE LATHAM WATERCOLOUR TROPHY

for the best work in Watercolour by a Full Member or Associate. Presented to the Guild by the late Joe Latham GAvA.

Awarded to: Terry Akehurst AGAvA

for 'Drop off Point'


Runner-up

Barry K Barnes GAvA

for ‘Over the Solent’ 


 

THE POOLEY SWORD

for the best work depicting Sporting Aviation by a Full Member or Associate.

Awarded to: Andrew Latham GAvA

for 'Gee Wizz'


Runner-up

Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for ‘Racers: Hats off for Jimmy’ 


 

THE QANTAS TROPHY

for the best work in Other Media by a Full Member or Associate.

Awarded to: Patrick Sadler AGAvA

for 'Goethe's Crew'


Runner-up

David Calow GAvA

for ‘Exploded View’ 


 

THE SBAC TROPHY

for the most competent painting by a Friend.

Awarded to: Alan Bateman

for 'Merlin Wizardry MkXVI Spitfire'


Runner-up

James Robins

for ‘China Station 1926’


 

THE ROY NOCKOLD'S TROPHY

for the best work as voted by the general public.

Awarded to: Paul Couper GAvA

for 'Delicate Sound of Thunder'


Runner-up

Neil Hipkiss GAvA

for ‘Warbird RB396’