2020 has been a difficult year globally for all with Coronavirus and its impacts very much still with us.
As you will be aware, both our regular shows have had to be cancelled, at Scone and Moy, due to the pandemic.
Given this, and the fact that the shows are traditionally the place where we can present the awards to those who deserve recognition for their great work, we have decided to place the 2020 awards on hold.
The idea of hosting a virtual awards ceremony was mooted but, on reflection, it was felt that we would like to hand out the prizes face to face and share the memory, in person, with recipients and their loved ones, as we normally do.
What this means is that the entries we have received for 2020 will be rolled over for the 2021 awards and these will go straight 'into the hat' when we reopen the nominations period next year.
Naturally, this will increase competition but the awards are always keenly contested and, on balance, rather than dampen the experience for the 2020 winners, it has been decided to come back bigger and better in 2021 and make the celebrations even more memorable when (hopefully) we can all come together again as a community at the shows.
Thank you for the nominations received- they are in the running!