PHASA Awards

 

PHASA Awards

A number of prestigious awards are presented at the annual PHASA Convention Gala Dinner.

TheUncle Stevie Trophy of the Year 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 Paul Ferreira Bow Hunting Trophy of the Year Award 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 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.

Scroll down for the entry criteria and rules!


Previous Recipients

Wildlife Utilization Award: Coenraad Vermaak Award: 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 2014      Hans Vermaak 2013   Noleen Marshal, KZN
Paul Ferreira   2014   Magdel Boshoff, DEA
Stephen Boler    
2000   Ronnie Rowland    
2001   Bertie Guillaume    
2002   Dieter Ochsenbein    
2003   Ian Goss    
2004   Gray Thornton    
2005   -    
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
2014   Southern Africa Wildlife College

 

Uncle Stevie Trophy
of the Year Award:
Paul Ferreira Bow
Hunting Trophy Award:
Basie Maartens
PH of the Year Award
Tracker of the Year
Award 
1986   Coenraad Vermaak 2009   Stewart Dorrington 2014    Clive Curtis 2014  Robert B Mdlolo
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 2014   Jaco Kruger    
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
2014  Hans Vermaak

UNCLE STEVIE TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD and PAUL FERREIRA BOW HUNTING TROPHY OF THE YEAR AWARD:

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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;
    1. The SCI/RW Measurements attested to by an official measurer with signature;
    2. The client’s name (who shot the animal) and address;
    3. The Professional Hunter/outfitter’s name and signature;
    4. The date the trophy was taken;
    5. The location and size of actual property where the trophy was taken;
    6.  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:
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 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 (date to be advised).
4. The PHASA Awards committee consists of 3 current Exco members, one international member and a PHASA Past President.
5. Please request an ENTRY FORM from the PHASA office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 (date to be advised).  The PHASA Awards committee will decide on the overall winner of this award.

4.    The nominee must be present at the PHASA AGM.

5.    Please request an ENTRY FORM from the PHASA office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

ELIGIBILITY:

The qualifying professional hunters/outfitters for the awards must be fully paid up PHASA members in good standing.

TRACKER OF THE YEAR 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, 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.


ELIGIBILITY:

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.


NOMINATION RULES:

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 no later than (date to be advised).  

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.

6)    Please request an ENTRY FORM from the PHASA office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.