CRITERIA FOR THE DIFFERENT PHASA AWARDS

1. NATURE CONSERVATION OFFICER / DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

This award recognises the support and assistance received from the various nature conservation officials and/or departments.

Eligibility:
Any person and/or departments who meets the criteria.

Selection:
Performed by the PHASA Executive Committee after receipt of the motivations.

Nomination rules:

  1. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office NO LATER THAN 15 OCTOBER 2019. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.
  2. Forward nominations to info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

2. WILDLIFE UTILISATION AWARD

Criteria:
Presented to an individual committed to the wise use of South Africa’s wildlife resources, in recognition of that person’s selfless commitment and contribution to the concept of proper wildlife utilisation.

Eligibility:
Any person who meets the criteria.

Selection:
Performed by the PHASA Executive Committee after receipt of the motivations.

Nomination rules:

  1. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office NO LATER THAN 15 OCTOBER 2019. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.
  2. Forward nominations to info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

3. THE MEL DU PLESSIS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

Criteria:
This award goes to an individual who has rendered distinguished service to PHASA and the hunting industry.

Eligibility:
Any person who has distinguished themselves by serving PHASA and its goals.

Selection:
Performed by the PHASA Executive Committee after receipt of the motivation.

Nomination rules:

  1. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office NO LATER THAN 15 OCTOBER 2019. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.
  2. Forward nominations to info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

4. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING INDUSTRY

Donated by Arthur Rudman

  1. Nominees do not have to be members of PHASA.
  2. Nominees should be people who promote and/or sustain international hunting inside South Africa.
  3. Nominees do not necessarily have to be Outfitters or PHs, but people who contribute towards promoting South Africa as a leading international destination in Africa by upholding the country’s fundamental principles.
  4. The criteria could apply to a wide range of people, ranging from PHs and Outfitters, right through to journalists and politicians who have international, global influence.

Entry rules:

  1. Request an entry form from info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za
  2. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office NO LATER THAN 15 OCTOBER 2019.

The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award, even if no entrants were received.

5. CHARACTER AWARD

Donated by the York Family
Criteria:

This award recognises the hunter/trophy displaying the greatest character of the year.

Eligibility:

  1. Entrants must be fully paid-up PHASA members in good standing.
  2. Trophies that are unique in their own way are eligible for entry.
  3. Hunters who think they are ugly, but lovable, are eligible to enter.

The winner of this award automatically qualifies for membership of the ‘International Sustainable Use Cutie Club’.

Entry rules:

  1. Request an entry form from info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za
  2. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office before the AGM and/or presented at the PHASA convention NO LATER THAN Friday, 08 November 2019, @ 13:00. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award, even if no entrants were received.

6. TRACKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Conservation & Empowerment Fund Award
Criteria:

  1. Awarded to a tracker in the employment of a Professional Hunter/Hunting Outfitter of PHASA for their dedication to their profession, years in service, personal conduct, hunting and tracking skills, and any act of bravery or comradeship exhibited to their Professional Hunters or clients.
  2. The candidate must have been in the hunting business for a minimum of five years in South Africa and active during the current year under review for which they have been nominated.

Eligibility:

  1. The qualifying tracker must be a full-time, legally employed employee of a paid-up member.
  2. The award-winning entrants should be present at their respective PHASA provincial meetings held after the AGM to receive their awards, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances, they cannot attend, in which case the Awards Committee may waive this rule.

Nomination Rules:

  1. Nominations should be accompanied by supporting letters from Professional Hunters, Outfitters, and clients, as well as relevant qualifications, certificates, pictures and motivations.
  2. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office before the AGM and/or presented at the PHASA convention NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019, @ 13:00. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.
  3. The announcement of the winner of the Tracker of the Year award will be made at the AGM dinner during the awards ceremony.
  4. In the event that a member has been found to have submitted false information, or to have attempted in any way to compete fraudulently for the award, they will be banned from such competition in the future.
  5. Please request an entry form from the PHASA office – info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

7. PAUL FERREIRA BOW-HUNTING TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD
And
8. PHASA TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Criteria:

  1. Awarded for the most outstanding trophy animal taken with a rifle/muzzleloader or bow by a paying overseas client while hunting in South Africa with a full professional member of PHASA.
  2. The Professional Hunter submitting the entry must have taken the trophy animals legally in the current year, in fair chase in South Africa, and the client should be the one identified in the submission.
  3. A photograph of the trophy animal, with or without the client, but NOT with the Professional Hunter, must be submitted, with the following details on the reverse, or attached:

a. The species of animal
b. The SCI/RW measurements attested to by an official measurer with signature
c. The name and address of the client who shot the animal
d. The Professional Hunter/Outfitter’s name and signature
e. The date the trophy was taken
f. The location and size of the actual property where the trophy was taken
g. A short description of the hunt
h. The authenticity and experience of the hunt take precedence over trophy size
i. Catalogue marketing or predetermined trophy size is not eligible to be entered.

Judging is based on the following system of points:

a. Rarity of species
b. Position in Rowland Ward/SCI
c. General difficulty in hunting, in relation to the species, and size of natural hunting area and conditions
d. The overall quality and beauty of the trophy
e. The authenticity and experience of the hunt take precedence over trophy size
f. Catalogue marketing or predetermined trophy size is not eligible to be entered.

Eligibility:

  1. The qualifying Professional Hunters for these awards must be fully paid-up PHASA members in good standing.
  2. Entrants must be present at the awards ceremony on the evening. The Executive Committee may waive this rule, if through the most extraordinary circumstances, the entrant cannot attend. In such cases, a nominated Outfitter/PH should be present to receive the award on their behalf.
  3. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office before the AGM and/or presented at the PHASA convention NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019, @ 13:00. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.

Please request an entry form from the PHASA office – info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

9. PROFESSIONAL HUNTER OF THE YEAR AWARD

Donated by Motsomi Safaris
Criteria:
Awarded to a Professional Hunter OR Outfitter acting as a PH in the TROPHY HUNTING PROFESSION for:

  1. Dedication to PHASA and being a member in good standing
  2. Hunting skills, personal conduct, ethics and trophy quality
  3. Dedication to their profession, any act of bravery and comradeship exhibited to clients and fellow Professional Hunters/Outfitters.

Candidates should also submit letters from clients, outfitters, pictures and motivations.

Eligibility:

  1. The qualifying Professional Hunters/Outfitters for the awards must be fully paid-up PHASA members in good standing.
  2. The candidate must have hunted for a minimum of 10 years as a licensed Professional Hunter.

Nomination rules:

  1. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office before the AGM and/or presented at the PHASA convention NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019, @ 13:00. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.
  2. Request an entry form from info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

10. BUFFALO TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD

Donated by Peter de Villiers
Criteria:

  1. Awarded for the most outstanding buffalo trophy animal taken with a rifle / muzzleloader or bow by a paying overseas client while hunting in South Africa with a full professional member of PHASA.
  2. The Professional Hunter submitting the entry must have taken the trophy animals legally in the current year, in fair chase in South Africa, and the client should be the one identified in the submission.
  3. A photograph of the trophy animal, with or without the client, but NOT with the Professional Hunter, must be submitted, with the following details on the reverse, or attached:

a. The SCI/RW measurements attested to by an official measurer with signature
b. The name and address of the client who shot the animal
c. The Professional Hunter/Outfitter’s name and signature
d. The date the trophy was taken
e. The location and size of the actual property where the trophy was taken
f. A short description of the hunt
g. The authenticity and experience of the hunt take precedence over trophy size
h. Catalogue marketing or predetermined trophy size is not eligible to be entered.

Judging is based on the following system of points:

a. Position in Rowland Ward/SCI
b. General difficulty in hunting, in relation to the species, and size of natural hunting area and conditions
c. The overall quality and beauty of the trophy
d. The authenticity and experience of the hunt take precedence over trophy size
e. Catalogue marketing or predetermined trophy size is not eligible to be entered.

Eligibility:

  1. The qualifying Professional Hunters for these awards must be fully paid-up PHASA members in good standing.
  2. Entrants must be present at the awards ceremony on the evening. The Executive Committee may waive this rule, if through the most extraordinary circumstances, the entrant cannot attend. In such cases, a nominated Outfitter/PH should be present to receive the award on their behalf.
  3. Submissions to be sent to the PHASA office before the AGM and/or presented at the PHASA convention NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2019, @ 13:00. The Awards Committee will decide on the overall winner of the award.

Please request an entry form from the PHASA office – info@phasa.co.za or phasa@phasa.co.za

2018 AWARD RECIPIENTS

WILDLIFE UTILIZATION AWARD
Recipient: Ron Thomson

NATURE CONSERVATION OFFICER / DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
Recipient: Coenie Erasmus

PHASA TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recipient: Peter de Villiers

PAUL FERREIRA BOW HUNTING TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recipient: Dawie Kemp

CHARACTER AWARD
Recipient: Casper van der Merwe

INTERNATIONAL PROMOTION OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUNTING INDUSTRY
Recipients: Hennie van der Walt, Christine Bothma & Tienie Bamberger

TRACKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recipient: David Sekgwama

PROFESSIONAL HUNTER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Recipient: Graham Sales

THE MEL DU PLESSIS AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Recipient: Dries van Coller

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