Does anyone in your club deserve an award?
It can be the person who cuts the grass, a long-standing Committee member, a dedicated instructor or anyone who have given unstinting service to the club.

How about nominating someone in your flying category or on your Technical, Area, or Achievement Scheme Committees?

People who run or organise your competitions; people who make good things happen for model fliers; people who steadfastly support the Committee's work.


Please make a nomination!

National and International Honours and Awards

The following honours and awards are in the gift of the BMFA/SMAE, the RAeC, and the FAI respectively, and are in recognition of the devotion and efforts made by individuals to the benefit of their organisations. Should you wish to nominate someone for an award  there are, of course, certain procedures to follow and a booklet called "Awards Information & Procedure" comprehensively explains the awards and procedure in detail.  There is also a formal Nomination Form that must be used for the nomination.  Both these documents are available to download from the link below

Download the Awards & Information Procedure Booklet and the  Nomination Form

To allow time for the processing and consideration of nominations by the BMFA Awards Committee, and then approval by Full Council, submissions should arrive at the BMFA office no later than 1st August although two of the prestigeous BMFA  competition awards have later submission dates.  All is explained in the Awards Information & Procedure booklet.


Fellowship of the SMAE.  Awarded to a long standing member who over many years has served the Society with distinction and selfless loyalty. 

Honorary Membership of the SMAE.  Awarded in consideration of special qualifications, or to someone who has served the Society and the model aircraft movement with distinction. 

SMAE Medal.  Awarded to a member or group of members who have served the cause of model flying and the Society by their particularly meritorious or sustained endeavours.

BMFA Certificate of Appreciation.  Awarded in recognition of the vital help provided to British model flying by those organisations and individuals who support the Society, its National Teams and member Clubs via sponsorship, the provision of facilities or the  voluntary commitment of time and effort.
BMFA Certificate of Merit.  Awarded to a member or group of members who have served the Association and the cause of model flying by meritorious endeavour.
Ray Malmstrom Trophy.  Awarded for services to model flying outside the framework of the Association.
Arthur Mullett Trophy.  Awarded for services to model flying within the framework of the Association. 
Roger Bedford Memorial Trophy.  Awarded for an outstanding contribution to education in the context of Aeromodelling.
Graham Lynn Rose Bowl.  Awarded for services to aeromodelling above and beyond the call of duty.
Kath Watson Trophy.  Awarded at the Chairman's discretion for administrative excellence.
Henry J Award.  Awarded for outstanding performance by a junior member. 
The Perkins Slade Pilot of the Year Trophy.  Awarded to a pilot for outstanding achievement at the highest level of national or international competition.

Royal Aero Club Awards

Prince of Wales Cup.  Awarded for the most meritorious performance, feat, or event by either a team or a group during the preceding year. 

Royal Aero Club Diploma.  Awarded to those who have served the RAeC sporting aviation, or aviation in general, by their meritorious endeavours. 

Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals.  Awarded for outstanding achievement during the preceding year, or over a number of years, principally but not necessarily as a pilot. 

RAeC Certificate of Merit.  Awarded to those who, while not eligible for a  major RAeC award, have served the cause of aviation in general, or sporting aviation in particular, by their work, devotion or initiative. 

President's Breitling Trophy.  Awarded annually to an individual, or a group of young people aged between 14 and 21 years,  for outstanding work, performance or achievement in connection with any aerospace activity.


FAI Awards
FAI Aeromodelling Gold Medal. Awarded to an individual who has shown outstanding merits in developing aeromodelling by organisational activities and, in World & Continental Championships, as three times an FAI Jury Member; or five times as a Judge; or twice as a Contest Director . Or has served at least three years as Delegate to the FAI Aeromodelling Commission or served another function therein.
Andrei Tupolev Medal.  Awarded to a model flier who in the same year wins the World and National Championships in the same model aircraft classification.
Andrei Tupolov Diploma.  Awarded to a model flier for outstanding record performance in model aircraft flying. 
Antonov  Aeromodelling Diploma.  Awarded annually to an aeromodeller for technical innovations in aeromodelling. 
Alphonse Penaud Diploma. Awarded to a model flyer who has obtained three  times consecutively the title of National Champion; or obtained at least once the title of World Champion, or established at least three world records; or shown other outstanding sporting achievements.
Frank Ehling Diploma.  Awarded annually for outstanding accomplishment, by an organisation, or individual, in connection with the promotion of aviation through the use of flying models.
CIAM Aeromodelling Scholarship.  Awarded by CIAM to a young person between the ages of 16 & 21 years of age.
FAI Airsports Medals.  Awarded for work in FAI commissions and committees, for organising World and Continental Championships, for training and education of new pilots, parachutists, or aeromodellers, for promoting aviation in general, and especially with young people. 
Nile Gold Medal.  Aarded to a person or a group of persons, or an organisation to reward distinguished work in the field of aerospace education, particularly in the year preceding its award.
Paul Tissandier Diploma.  Awarded to those who have served the cause of aviation in general, and sporting aviation in particular, by their work, initiative, and devotion, or in other ways.