2017 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: Chris Draper GAvA

for ‘Mighty Sea Fury’


Highly Commended

Paul Couper GAvA

for ‘Southbound (RN Sea Harrier)’


Michael Daley AGAvA

for 'Bug Hunting by Moonlight'


David Young

for ‘Chipmunk Maintenance’


 

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.


John Dimond GAvA 

for ‘End of an Era’


 Highly Commended

Paul Couper AGAvA

for ‘On Through the Night’


Philip E West GAvA

for ‘Defiant on Patrol’


 

THE AWARD OF ART MATERIALS TO THE VALUE OF £200

for the best group of works as judged by an independent panel. Sponsored by a Vice-President.

 Awarded to: Chris Draper GAvA for his group of six paintings:


‘End of the Rainbow’


‘Monarch Engineering'


‘Mighty Sea Fury’


'Harrier GR3 Cockpit’


'End of the Line’


'Old Guard’


Highly commended:

Terry Akehurst AGAvA for his group of 6 paintings 

Philip E West GAvA for his group of 5 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: Ieuan Layton-Matthews GAvA

for 'Vixen at Rest'


Highly Commended

Anthony Collins AGAvA

for ‘Holiday Memories’


Ken Farmer AGAvA

for ‘Navy Jets'


Andrew Harris AGAvA

for ‘Departing Shoreham'


 

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: John Dimond GAvA

for 'End of an Era'


Highly Commended

Derek Blois

for ‘One Minute Out’  


Stephen Chard GAvA

for ‘Stairway to the Stars’


Chris French GAvA

for ‘South Atlantic Top-up’


 

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

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

Awarded to: John Wynne Hopkins AGAvA 

for ‘Going Down Town’


Highly Commended

Derek Blois

for ‘Dasht’


Chris French GAvA

for 'Iron Duck (Westland Lynx)’


Ronald Wong FGAvA

for ‘New Guardian of the Fjords’


 

THE MONARCH AIRLINES AWARD

for the best work depicting commercial turbine-powered aircraft. Sponsored and judged by a representative of Monarch Airlines.  

Awarded to: Chris Draper GAvA 

for ‘Monarch Engineering’


Highly Commended

Anthony Collins AGAvA

for ‘Feeling the Heat Concorde’


Rob Hames AGAvA

for ‘Monarch Maintenance Sketch Day’


Martin Simpson GAvA

for ‘Boeing 757’


 

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 AGAvA

for 'On Through the Night'


Highly Commended

Roy Cross GAvA

for ‘McCudden VC on the Prowl’



Jane French AGAvA

for ‘Reach for the Stars’


 

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: Alan Bateman for his group of 3 paintings:


‘Roland Beamont’


‘Tears at Shoeburyness’


‘Sunset on the TSR2’ 

 


Highly commended:

Derek Blois for his group of 4 paintings

David Burchett for his group of 3 paintings 

David Young for his group of 4 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: Rodney Diggens GAvA

for 'The Most Noble of Causes'


Runners-up

James Colthorpe AGAvA

for ‘East Coast Patrol’



Graham Turner GAvA

for ‘Letter From Home’


 

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: Anthony Cowland FGAvA

for 'The Admiral's Barge'


Highly Commended

Paul Couper AGAvA

for ‘Southbound (Sea Harrier)’     


Patricia Forrest VPGAvA

for ‘Strategic Reconnaisance Malta’


Chris French GAvA

for ‘Iron Duck (Westland Lynx)’


 

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: Michael Turner FGAvA

for 'Cobham's Triumphant Return'


Highly Commended

Anthony Collins AGAvA 

for ‘Thames Landing 1926’ 


Andrew Harris AGAvA 

for ‘Departing Shoreham’


Martin Perman AGAvA

for ‘Gipsy at Woburn’ 


 

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: Peter Alexander Lane 

for ‘Teamwork’ 


Highly Commended

Steve Lucas 

for 'Forward Bunt Autumn 1940' 


 

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: tbc

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Runner-up

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Runner-up

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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: tbc

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Runner-up

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THE WILKINSON SWORD POIGNARD

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

Awarded to: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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THE HAWKER SIDDELEY TROPHY

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

Awarded to: tbc

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Runner-up

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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: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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THE POOLEY SWORD

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

Awarded to: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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THE QANTAS TROPHY

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

Awarded to: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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THE SBAC TROPHY

for the most competent painting by a Friend.

Awarded to: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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THE ROY NOCKOLD'S TROPHY

for the best work as voted by the general public.

Awarded to: tbc

for 'tbc'


Runner-up

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