It's time to enter the Shooting Industry Awards 2017.

It is time to enter Time Inc’s annual Shooting Industry Awards, the only awards of its kind to acknowledge the UK Shooting Industry’s achievements and innovations throughout the previous year.

The dinner and award ceremony will once again take place at the Mercure Brandon Hall near Coventry on Thursday, 11th May 2017. See the winners of the 2016 awards here.

As in previous years to ensure the judging process is fair and independent, the Awards’ judging panel remains a mix of our highly respected editors as well as experts from the world of shooting. The Time Inc. Editors will this year be joined by gunsmith Shane Robinson, game shooter John Walker and gamekeeper Liam Bell.

Shooting Industry Awards

The 2016 winners on stage

Change to entry procedure

There are no new categories this year but we have changed the entry procedure for the Best UK Gun Shop and Shooting Ground returning to self- nomination rather than nomination from our readers. The judges will draw up a shortlist of entries in both these categories which will be visited by a ‘mystery shopper’.

Please remember that the 2017 Awards relate to products launched within the UK between January and December 2016. Please take time to read the judging criteria for the category you are entering, as these form the basis of the judges’ decision.

Don’t forget to send your product sample if required — we will not be able to judge your entry without it. All products sent will of course be returned after the Awards.

Shooting Industry Awards 2017 categories

New Clothing Product 2016
New Ladies Clothing Product 2016 3. New Footwear Product 2016
Best Game Cartridge 2016
Best Clay Cartridge 2016
Best Rifle Cartridge 2016
New Gundog Product 2016
New Scope Product 2016
New Binocular 2016
New Shooting Accessory 2016
Best Website 2016
Best UK Gun Shop 2016
Best Shooting Ground 2016
New Rifle 2016
New Shotgun 2016

How to enter the Shooting Industry Awards 2017

Entries can be made on the official printed entry form or you can download the form here. Enter by email via shootingindustryawards@timeinc.com. This year’s entry deadline is Friday, 24th February 2017, so please ensure that postal entries and product samples are received by that date. Late entries will not be accepted.

Please send all product samples to:

Hannah Rought, Shooting Industry Awards, Time Inc., Pinehurst 2, Pinehurst Road, Farnborough Business Park, Farnborough, Hants, GU14 7BF  

Good luck!