2019 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 J Stothard AGAvA for ‘The Hornet’s Nest’


Highly Commended

Graham Cooke GAvA for ‘Excursion to Ben Nevis'


Roy Huxley GAvA for 'Out to Sea'


Derek Blois GAvA for ‘Scarecrow’


 

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.


Alex Hamilton GAvA for ‘Cranberry Sunset’


Highly Commended

Chris Draper GAVA for ‘The Moment and Eternity’


David Calow GAvA for ‘Waterbird Over Windermere’


 

THE JON MOORE BEST GROUP AWARD OF £200

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

 Awarded to: Anthony Lawrence GAVA for his group of six paintings


 

Highly commended:

Awarded to: PIB Bennel AGAvA for his group of four 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: Chris French GAvA for 'Transatlantic Pioneer'


Highly Commended

Chris French GAVA for ‘New Horizons’


David Young AGAvA for ‘Final Checks'


Stephen Chard GAvA for ‘Stag Lane Aero Garage'


 

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: J A French AGavA for 'Typhoon Pilot'


Highly Commended

Bruce Mackay GAVA for ‘November Bravo’  


Paul Couper GAvA for ‘Homeward Bound’


Ronald Wong GAvA for ‘Legends of the Lochs’


 

THE LEONARDO TROPHY AND AWARD OF £150

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

Awarded to: Anthony S Lawrence GAvA  for ‘Have Gun Will Travel’


Highly Commended

Anthony S Lawrence GAvA for ‘The best 4x4 by Helicopter’


Derek Blois GAvA for 'Nap of Ocean’


Neil Foggo GAvA for ‘Departing Buzzard’


 

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: Anthony Cowland GAvA for 'Watercraft of Holy Loch'


Highly Commended

Peter Sumpter GAVA for ‘Above Handmade ‘Abstract’ Land’


Ieuen Layton-Mathews GAvA for ‘Hawker Typhoon 1B over Swansea’


Stefan Lofgren AGAvA for ‘Moonlight Jump’


 

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 Pearson for his group of three 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 'Photoshoot'


Runner-up

James Colthorpe GAvA for ‘Naval 8’s Triplanes’


 

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 '111 Squadron Tornado F3'


Highly Commended

Anthony Cowland GAVA for ‘Full Toss and Two Bouncers’     


Chris French FGAvA for ‘The Fastest Concorde’


Simon Mumford GAvA for ‘Motorway Trials’


 

THE WILKINSON SWORD POIGNARD

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

Awarded to: Alex Hamilton GAvA for 'Cranberry Sunset'


Highly Commended

Simon W Atack AGAvA  for ‘Young Eric Lock’ 


Simon W Atack AGAvA  for ‘Stag Lane Aero Garage’


 

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: Graham Cooke GAvA for 'The Excursion to Ben Nevis'


Highly Commended

Phil Jackson AGAvA  for ‘Richards Pride’ 


Stephen Chard GAvA  for ‘Stag Lane Aero Garage’


Anthony Cowland GAvA for ‘Welsh Dragon’ 


 

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: Benjamin Holmes  for ‘Vera Cleared for Taxi’


Highly Commended

Phil Durrell  for ‘Ikarus C42 Microlight 


 

THE JOHN BLAKE MEMORIAL AWARD

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

Awarded to: Alex Hamilton GAvA for 'Cranberry Sunset'


Highly Commended

Simon W Atack AGAvA  for ‘Young Eric Lock’ 


Simon W Atack AGAvA  for ‘Stag Lane Aero Garage’


 

THE MARGARET KHAN TROPHY

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

Awarded to: Martin Bleasby GAvA for 'Training Day'


Highly Commended

David Calow GAvA  for ‘Thrill Ride’ 


David Calow GAvA  for ‘High Riser’


 

THE HAWKER SIDDELEY TROPHY

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

Awarded to: Roy Huxley GAvA for 'Out to Sea'


Highly Commended

Chris Draper GAvA  for ‘Preserving an Old Foe’ 


Michael Turner P&FGAvA  for ‘Air Race Pioneers - Hendon’


 

AOPA LIGHT AIRCRAFT TROPHY

for the best work depicting Light Aircraft from 1946 onwards by a Full Member or Associate.

Awarded to: Michael Turner P/FGAvA for 'Left Hand down a bit'


Runner-up

Martin Perman AGAvA for ‘A Cub on the Lake’


 

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: Barry K Barnes GAvA for 'In the High Country'


Highly Commended

Denis Pannett FGAvA  for ‘27 Sqn Beaufighter, Burma’ 


Robert Calow GAvA  for ‘Lightning Geometry’


 

THE POOLEY SWORD

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

Awarded to: David Calow GAvA for 'Venetian Speedbird'


Highly Commended

Paul Couper GAvA  for ‘Jean Genie’ 


Michael Turner F&PGAvA  for ‘Air Race Pioneers - Hendon’


 

THE SBAC TROPHY

for the most competent painting by a Friend.  

Awarded to: Richard Thorne for 'A Jaguar Lives On'


Highly Commended

James Robins  for ‘12 September, 1931’ 


Phil Durell  for ‘Ikarus C42 Microlight’


 

THE QANTAS TROPHY

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

Awarded to: Paul Couper GAvA for '111 Squadron Tornado F3'


Highly Commended

Athony Cowland FGAvA  for ‘Watercraft Holy Loch’ 


J A French GAvA  for ‘The WAAF’


 

THE ROY NOCKOLD'S TROPHY

for the best work as voted by the general public.

Awarded to: Alex Hamilton GAvA for 'Cranberry Sunset'


Runner-up

Simon W Atack AGAvA for ‘Young Eric Lock’