Blacksmith Guild's Competition Information

The Frank Day Memorial Perpetual Trophy

The award consists of the Frank Day Trophy and a Framed Certificate recording the winning of the Award together with a cash prize of £250.

The winner’s name and year of award will be engraved on the Trophy which will be displayed at various selected venues to promote the Blacksmiths’ craft and put the winner’s names before the public. This unique masterpiece of Blacksmithing was designed by Guild member and WCB Gold Medal Winner Robert Hobbs FWCB. It is held in the safe keeping of the Guild.

The winner will keep the Framed Certificate using it to promote their skills as they see fit. The Guild can arrange for the winner to have publicity photos taken with the Trophy for inclusion in their portfolio.

Conditions of entry

  1. Entry is open to all eligible candidates whether or not they are Guild members
  2. Candidates must have 3 years or less training or experience in Blacksmithing
  3. Entry is free and candidates may enter more than one item
  4. The candidates name to be printed inside an unmarked envelope and securely  attached to each item
  5. Entries will be judged using NBCC guidelines at the Guild’s AGM by a panel of 3 judges who are Committee members. In the event of a tie the Master of the Guild shall make the final decision


The Audrey Paull Perpetual Trophy

The Audrey Paull trophy for ‘unsung heroes’ of the Guild may be awarded on the recommendation of the Master and approved by Audrey Paull. The Trophy is forged in bronze by Guild member Lu Back and may be awarded to a member or non-member who has provided exceptional service to the Guild.

The Trophy is presented at the Guild’s Annual General Meeting and may be loaned to the recipient for a period of 12 months but is retained by the Guild.

Audrey Paull Trophy


Past Winners Include:

2015 Merv Allen

2013 to Brian and Jason Hill for “rescuing the Royal Cornwall show”.

2012 to Giles Cowley for stepping into the breach with the Craft shows

2011 to Lu Beck , just before his 100th birthday

2006 to Irene Bellamy for the background work and dedication she had applied over the years

2003 to Matt Conlon


All questions and requests for entry forms should be send to: