National Club of the Year 2017

RSGB TrophiesOnce again, we are indebted to Waters & Stanton for their generous sponsorship of this competition.

Waters and StantonAs last year, the RSGB will be judging entries in two categories: clubs with fewer than 25 members and clubs with 25 or more members during 2017. There will be separate prizes for each category.

The theme of the competition this year was ‘Mentoring and Retention’. Taking exams and gaining a licence are just the first steps in the lifelong enjoyment of amateur radio. How does your club help to motivate people in their first years of being licensed or as they achieve the next licence level? What activities do you offer to help them try out different areas of amateur radio and to develop their knowledge and skills? The judges want to learn what your club does to encourage sustained practical enjoyment of amateur radio.

Entries are now closed for Club of the Year 2017. Thanks to all those clubs who entered.


National Club of the Year 2017

The winners of the National Club of the Year 2017 competition were announced at the National Hamfest 2018

Small Clubs

National Winners   South Kesteven ARS
Runners up           South Bristol ARC
3rd place              Greenisland Electronics & ARS

Large Clubs

National Winners   Essex Ham
Runners up           Wythall Radio Club
3rd place              Stockport Radio Society


Regional Club of the Year 2017

The results of the Regional Club of the Year 2017 competition were announced at the RSGB AGM 2018

Small Clubs

Region 4    Hartlepool ARC
Region 7    Carmarthen ARS
Region 8    Greenisland Electronics ARS
Region 10  Chertsey Radio Club
Region 11  South Bristol ARC
Region 13  South Kesteven ARS

Large Clubs

Region 1    Cockenzie and Port Seton ARS
Region 3    Stockport Radio Society
Region 4    Durham and District ARS
Region 5    Wythall Radio Club
Region 8    Mid-Ulster ARC
Region 9    Reading and District ARC
Region 10  Hilderstone AR&EC
Region 11  Poldhu ARC
Region 12  Essex Ham
Region 13  Spalding ARS


Conditions of entry

  • Only one entry per RSGB affiliated club or group is allowed
  • Entries must be for club activities undertaken from 1 January 2017 – 31 December 2017
  • All entries must be received no later than midnight 28 February 2018
  • All entries must use the enclosed form and submitted electronically—the maximum photos or pictures allowed is six per entry; however a club logo is allowed as an extra
  • All activities mentioned in an entry must be the work of the club and not done by individuals alone outside the club
  • All entries must have a declaration from two club officers—Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer etc.—stating that the entry truly reflects the information provided and that all activities have been club activities, and not done as non-club members

Upon submission, all entries become copyright of the RSGB.

The regional judges have the right to enquire about the contents of any entry they receive, and any entry containing false or misleading information may be disqualified.

Please note

  • Entries or part entries may be used for RSGB promotional purposes
  • The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The winning club from each of the 13 regions will be automatically entered into the national final
  • Entries received after the closing date will not be judged
  • On entering the competition, you agree to the above Conditions of Entry—see above


All entries must be received by the manager of the region in which the club or group has its main premises by the due date.

In order to determine regional winners, entries will be judged and ranked by a Regional Manager from outside of the region to ensure impartiality. These regional winners will be announced at the RSGB AGM on 21 April 2018 in Birmingham.

The RSGB Board will judge the national winners, which will be announced at the National Hamfest in September.