Recognising outstanding achievement in motorsport

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Motorsport UK recognises outstanding achievement in motorsport and endeavours to honour the best of British with a range of awards and events.

Motorsport UK Club and Volunteer of the Year Award

Motorsport UK celebrates and recognises the efforts by clubs, organising teams and volunteers who deserve particular praise for going that extra mile and keeping motorsport going every year.

The Club of the Year has been awarded for 29 years and recognises collaborative work, sharing best practice, opening motorsport to the local community, developing volunteers through training opportunities, and going above and beyond in all areas.

For 19 years, the Volunteer of the Year award similarly rewards the hard work of the unpaid enthusiasts helping to keep events running, and recognises those with leadership skills and a proven ability to overcome challenges.

2020 saw the introduction of The Organising Team of the Year award which is judged on an ability to work together and engaging the local community whilst holding a successful event for all participants and attendees.

Read about the 2021 winners here.

Motorsport UK Long Service Recognition

Long service Recognition Certificates are issued by Motorsport UK twice a year and are selected based on nominations by a club, region or an event. To nominate a volunteer, who has supported the motorsport community for over 40 years, please complete the below nomination form to be reviewed by the panel. The next awards will be issued in July 2022.

Motorsport UK Long Service Recognition Nomination Form

Motorsport UK Lifetime Achievement Award

The Motorsport UK Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honour bestowed by the Motorsport UK Board. It is presented annually to a member of the UK motorsport community in recognition of outstanding achievement over many years in the sport. The tier one awards are presented to a person with an International motorsport profile, while tier two acknowledges those with a National profile.

List of previous winners

Motorsport UK Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year

Established in 2002, the awards are designed to encourage the new generation of reporters and photographers working within UK motorsport. An expert panel will consider the applications, and each winner will receive a trophy at the Motorsport UK Night of Champions ceremony.

Night of Champions

The Night of Champions is Motorsport UK’s annual prize-giving ceremony, where the latest British Championship title winners are crowned. This prestigious event is held at the Royal Automobile Club in London each January.

As well as the British Championship trophies, a series of special awards is also presented to recognise excellence across the sport:

  • Motorsport UK Club of the Year
  • Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year
  • Motorsport UK Young Journalist of the Year
  • Motorsport UK Young Photographer of the Year
  • Motorsport UK Young Driver of the Year
  • BWRDC Lord Wakefield Trophy (for women in motorsport)
  • Motorsport UK Environmental Award
  • Sir Malcolm Campbell Memorial Trophy (for excellence by a British individual or group)
  • Hawthorn Memorial Trophy (for the highest placed British or Commonwealth driver in the previous year’s F1 championship)

Details of the 2019 award winners can be found here.

The Prince Michael Award of Merit

The Prince Michael Award of Merit is the highest personal award made by the Motor Sports Council.

The award is given to a maximum of two recipients per year in recognition of meritorious service to UK motorsport. Nomination papers are available directly from Motorsport UK and should be returned before the end of October each year.

List of previous winners

Officiel d’Honneur

Long-serving Motorsport UK officials who have completed their active service to motorsport may be invited to become an Officiel d’Honneur in recognition of their commitment to the sport.

Upon acceptance, this appointment will entitle them to various privileges, and their advice may be called upon to make optimum use of their wealth of experience across the various disciplines of motorsport.

Motorsport UK Environmental Award

The Motorsport UK Environmental Award was created to recognise a truly exceptional or outstanding achievement or contribution towards environmental responsibility and the active promotion of sustainability within motorsport activities, events and communications.