A number of prestigious awards are presented at the annual PHASA Convention Gala Dinner.
The “Uncle Stevie Award” is presented for the most outstanding trophy animal taken by a client whilst hunting in South Africa with a full member of PHASA. Entries must be in respect of animals taken in the current year, under fair-chase conditions, in South Africa only. The entrant must be present at the PHASA Convention, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances he or she cannot attend, in which case the Executive Committee may waive this rule. Judging is based on a system of points for rarity of species, position in Rowland Ward/SCI, for difficulty in hunting and for the overall quality and beauty of the trophy.
The Bow Hunting Trophy is presented for the most outstanding trophy animal taken by a client, with a bow, whilst hunting in South Africa with a full member of PHASA. The same general criteria as for the “Uncle Stevie Award” apply. Judging is based on a system of points for the manner in which the animal was hunted (walk and stalk, blind, waterhole, tree stand), position in Rowland Ward/SCI, equipment used (compound bow / traditional bow, excluding crossbows), rarity of species, one-arrow kill (no rifle assistance) or multiple-arrow kill, rifle assistance and maturity of the animal.
The Wildlife Utilisation Award recognises an individual or organisation committed to the wise use of South Africa’s wildlife resources. The award is given in recognition of selfless commitment and contributions to the concept of proper wildlife utilisation. Any person who meets the criteria may be nominated. Nominations, together with a comprehensive motivation, may be submitted to the PHASA Executive Committee for consideration.
The Nature Conservation Officer/Department of the Year Award recognises the excellence in support and service delivered by nature conservation departments or officials. Any person who meets the criteria may be nominated. Nominations, together with a comprehensive motivation, may be submitted to the PHASA Executive Committee for consideration. In the event where an official is nominated, the person should currently be employed by one of the nature conservation departments.
The Coenraad Vermaak Distinguished Service Award is presented by founding member Coenraad Vermaak to an individual for distinguished service to PHASA and the hunting industry.
Basie Maartens Award (PH of The Year Award)
Awarded to a Professional Hunter/Outfitter acting as a ‘PH in the TROPHY HUNTING PROFESSION’ for their exemplary ethics, trophy quality, personal conduct, and dedication to their profession, over all hunting skills, any act of bravery and comradeship exhibited to clients and fellow professional hunters and outfitters.
Tracker of The Year Award
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, any act of bravery or comradeship exhibited to their professional hunters or clients.
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|Wildlife Utilization Award:||Coenraad Vermaak Trophy:||Nature Conservation officer/department:|
|1987 Dr John Geddes-Page||2001 Don Lindsay||1999 Mark Anderson, Northern Cape|
|1988 Kobus Jooste||2002 Bill Daly||2001 Deon de Villiers, Eastern Cape|
|1989 Lampies Lambrecht||2003 Di Pieterse||2002 Mike Fryer, Eastern Cape|
|1990 Spud Ludbrook||2004 Basie Maartens||2003 Kas Hamman, Western Cape|
|1991 Roger Collinson||2005 Ronnie Rowland||2004 -|
|1992 Dr Anthony Hall-Martin||2006 Ian Goss||2005 Wessel Jacobs, Northern Cape|
|1993 Malcolm Fredrick Keeley||2007 Gray Thornton||2006 Jaap Pienaar, Eastern Cape|
|1994 Johann Roode||2008 Stewart Dorrington||2007 Abraham Matsila, Limpopo|
|1995 John Jackson, III||2009 Dieter Ochsenbein||2008 David Moholo, Mpumalanga|
|1996 WP du Preez||2010 Mel Du Plessis||2009 Jamie Physick, KZN|
|1997 Coenraad Vermaak||2011 Peter Butland||2010 Northern Cape Nature Conservation Department|
|1998 Nicky Oppenheimer for De Beers||2012 Hermann Meyeridricks||2011 Thea Carroll|
|1999 Gary Davies||2013 Eduard Katzke||2012 Riaan de Lange, Mpumalanga|
|Kobus Schoeman||2013 Noleen Marshal, KZN|
|2000 Ronnie Rowland|
|2001 Bertie Guillaume|
|2002 Dieter Ochsenbein|
|2003 Ian Goss|
|2004 Gray Thornton|
|2006 Gerhard Damm|
|2007 Ian Player|
|2008 Jacques Malan|
|2009 Arthur Rudman|
|2010 Knott Family|
|2011 Johan & Nadien Bosch|
|2012 AP & R Reserves|
|2013 Minister Edna Molewa|
|Uncle Stevie Award:
|1986 Coenraad Vermaak||2009 Stewart Dorrington|
|1987 Alec ban der Post||2010 Harry Nel|
|1988 Noel Ross||2011 Harry Nel|
|1989 Basie Maartens||2012 Harry Nel|
|1990 Francois Loubser||2013 Harry Nel|
|1991 Keith Boehme|
|1992 John Oosthuizen|
|1993 Chris Williams|
|1994 Gavin Hume|
|1995 Tony Tomkinson|
|1996 Awie Kemp|
|1997 John Abraham|
|1998 Dean Robinson|
|1999 James Quinn|
|2000 John Abraham|
|2001 Stewart Dorrington|
|2002 Schalk van Heerden|
|2003 Peter Kennedy|
|2004 Graham Sales|
|2005 Mark Dedekind|
|2006 Darren Baker|
|2007 Graham Sales|
|2008 Peter Kennedy|
|2009 Stewart Dorrington|
|2010 Rudo Myburg|
|2011 Cullen Kelly|
|2012 Cullen Kelly|
|2013 Hanno van Rensburg|
UNCLE STEVIE TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD and PAUL FERREIRA BOW TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD:
- Awarded for most outstanding trophy animal taken by rifle /muzzleloader or bow by a paying overseas client while hunting in South Africa with a full professional member of PHASA.
- The professional hunter submitting the entry must have taken the trophy animals submitted legally in the current year, in fair chase in South Africa and client as identified in the submission.
- A photograph of the trophy animal, with or without the client, but NOT with the professional hunter must be submitted, on the reserve of which or attached should be the following details:
The species of animal;
- The SCI/RW Measurements attested to by an official measurer with signature;
- The client’s name (who shot the animal) and address;
- The Professional Hunter/outfitter’s name and signature;
- The date the trophy was taken;
- The location and size of actual property where the trophy was taken;
- A short description of the hunt.
JUDGING FOR THE UNCLE STEVIE AND PAUL FERREIRA TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARDS, ARE BASED ON A SYSTEM OF POINTS:
1. For rarity of species;
2. For position in Rowland Ward/SCI;
3. For general difficulty in hunting, in relation to the species and in size of natural hunting area and conditions;
4. For the overall quality and beauty of the trophy.
NOMINATION RULES AND JUDGING OF UNCLE STEVIE & PAUL FERREIRA AWARDS:
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 he/she cannot attend, a nominating Outfitter/PH should be present to receive the award on his/her behalf.
3. Nominations with motivations to be received by PHASA office or at the Convention NO LATER THAN 16 NOVEMBER.
4. The PHASA Awards committee consists of 3 current Exco members, one international member and a PHASA Past President.
BASIE MAARTENS AWARD (PH Of The Year Award)
1. Awarded to a Professional Hunter/Outfitter acting as a ‘PH in the TROPHY HUNTING PROFESSION’ for their exemplary ethics, trophy quality, personal conduct, and dedication to their profession, over all hunting skills, any act of bravery and comradeship exhibited to clients and fellow professional hunters and outfitters. (Candidates to submit letters from clients, outfitters, pictures and motivations.)
2. The candidate must have hunted in South Africa for a minimum of 10 years as a licensed professional hunter and have hunted for 45 days in South Africa during the current year under review, for which he/she has been nominated.
3. All nominations must reach the PHASA office by no later than 31 October. The PHASA Awards committee will decide on the overall winner of this award.
4. The nominee must be present at the PHASA AGM.
The qualifying professional hunters/outfitters for the awards must be fully paid up PHASA members in good standing.
TRACKER OF THE YEAR AWARD
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, 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 5 years in South Africa and active during the current year under review, for which he/she has been nominated.
1) The qualifying Tracker must be a full time legally employed employee of a paid up member.
2) The award winning entrant should be present at his/her respective PHASA Provincial Meeting held after the AGM to receive their award, unless through the most extraordinary circumstances he/she cannot attend, in which case the Awards Committee may waive this rule.
1) Nominations are to submit letters from professional hunters, outfitters and clients with any qualifications, certificates, pictures and motivations.
2) Closing date for nominations will be midday on the day of the AGM.
3) The nominations will be scrutinised and the final selection will be made by the Awards Committee.
4) Announcement of the Tracker of the year winner will be made at the AGM Dinner during the awards ceremony.
5) In the event that a member is found to have submitted any false information or attempts in any way to compete fraudulently for the award, he or she will be banned in the future from such competition.