RSGB Construction Competition 2020

Sponsored by
Martin Lynch and Sons

This year’s annual RSGB Construction Competition will be held online, with entries judged over the internet

If you are a member of the RSGB you can enter as an individual or a team using the following process—

  • Email a short description of your entry, and up to four photographs to
  • If your entry needs further explanation, an appointment will be made for you to talk to the judges and demonstrate your project using video conferencing technology
  • The deadline for us to receive your entry is 25 September 2020

The results of the competition will be announced during the RSGB Convention on Saturday, 10 October 2020.


The judges will consider entries in four categories—

  • Beginners
    A chance to build a kit, create your own antenna or construct something else to help you take your first steps into amateur radio
  • Construction excellence
    Recognising the skill and craftsmanship used in building the entry
  • Innovation
    Recognising an original contribution to the art and science of amateur radio
  • Software
    Recognising the importance of software technology to all aspects of amateur radio

Special recognition

The judges will give special recognition to entries submitted by:

  • Radio amateurs under the age of 24
  • Those who have just gained their Foundation licence
  • Projects that were started and completed under lockdown

The judges will choose the section in which an entry is judged and the number of prizes/awards, after they have looked at all of the projects submitted.

This online competition allows everyone an opportunity to participate regardless of how far away you live from the usual Convention venue or how large your construction entry is.

Our thanks go to Martin Lynch & Sons for sponsoring this competition.