2016 BCWF Awards


The BCWF Awards honour individuals and member clubs for outstanding hunting, angling and conservation achievements.






Ted Barsby Trophy - Conservationist of the Year 

This trophy honours Ted Barsby of Nanaimo, who was the first president of the BC Wildlife Federation as we know it today and is the greatest honour the Federation can bestow on any individual for an outstanding contribution to conservation over many years. Candidates for the Barsby Trophy do not have to be members of the BCWF.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

Art Downs Memorial Award

The award is for writing that is factual, accurate, well researched and focused on the real issues where governments, private or public companies need to be taken to task on environmental infractions. Priority consideration for winning this award will be given to the author who has managed to bring about change with his/her writing in a significant and positive way.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

Bill Otway Award for Most Effective Regional President

  • The Bill Otway Award is given to the Regional President that has the most impact.
  • The jury for this award will be comprised of the BCWF Executive for the Current Year and three Designated Past-Presidents, chosen by the current President. Judgment will be based on the testimony of the person or group nominating the candidate and balanced by the actions and provable results of the nominee.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

Bert Palmer Memorial Big Game Trophy 

Bert Palmer, a Vancouver building contractor, had an abiding love for fish, wildlife and the environment.  Bert was an early member of the Vancouver Angling and Game Association, a founding member of the Lower Mainland of BC Gun Association, President of the Lower Mainland Zone, a Director of the BC Fish and Game Council and one of the original directors of the BC Federation of Fish & Game Clubs, later to be the BC Wildlife Federation.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

Lee Straight Fishing Award

  • The BC Wildlife Federation's Lee Straight Fishing Award, which is sponsored by the Pfleiderer Family, is given in memory of BCWF avid fisherman, Lee Straight. This award was instituted in 2004 to give the member anglers of the Federation an equivalent to the Bert Palmer Award and is dedicated to all members "who love to fish".
  • Rules: must be a fish caught in British Columbia; must be caught in the 2016 calendar year; must have picture of fish and angler; must have name and birth date of entrant; must have species, weight, date caught, and name of lake, stream or ocean; must be witnessed.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

 Roderick Haig-Brown Conservation Award - Completed Project

  • This prestigious award recognizes the accomplishments of a Club whose recently completed conservation project, benefiting fish, wildlife or habitat, is deemed most worthy.

Deadline for submission has now Closed

Other Awards Nomination Forms

Frank Shannon Junior Conservation AwardDeadline for submission has now Closed

Wildsheep Foundation AwardsDeadline for submission has now Closed

  • Biggest Sheep Taken in B.C.
  • Biggest Trophy Other than Sheep Taken in B.C.
  • Youth Outstanding Big Game Award

Youth Big Game AwardDeadline for submission has now Closed

Youth Fishing AwardDeadline for submission has now Closed

For More Information

For more information on the 2016 BCWF Awards, contact the BCWF office at 1-888-881-BCWF (2293) / 604-882-9988 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a complete set of nomination forms, click on the following link: 2016 BCWF Awards - Nomination Forms