3 June 2023

Hundreds of volunteers give their time to support the waterways through IWA. Each year, a number of these volunteers are nominated for and presented with IWA’s national awards. The awards are a way of recognising the amazing work carried out by our supporters throughout the year, and over longer periods of time too.

Nominations for the 2023 awards are now open. From fundraising efforts to restoration endeavours, it is time to say thank you for the contributions that we simply could not do without. 

Nominations for the 2023 awards are invited from members, branches and regions and should be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Awards Panel c/o IWA Head Office, Unit 16B, Ground Floor, Chiltern Court, Asheridge Road, Chesham, HP5 2PX by 30th June 2023. Award nominations are then considered by an Awards Panel nominated by trustees and recommendations made to trustees for final approval.  

The winners of the 2023 awards will be announced at the national AGM in September.  

Award Categories

Cyril Styring Trophy – this is the Association’s premier award and is presented to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association’s Campaign. 

John Heap Salver – the Association’s major fundraising award, the John Heap Salver, is given to an IWA member who has made an outstanding contribution to raising funds for the Association.  

Christopher Power Prize – this prize is awarded to the person, society or trust who has made the most significant contribution to the restoration of an amenity waterway. 

Richard Bird Medals – these medals are awarded to members whose efforts and support are considered to have brought considerable benefit to the Association over a sustained period.   

Click here to learn more about the award categories.