The Society makes two Awards each year, provided the entries reach the standard required :
- The Tony Gallaher Memorial Award is awarded annually to the contributor of the Best Article or series of articles published in the Society magazine in the previous year, in the judgement of the current magazine Editor. The winner receives a returnable engraved Shield together with a keepsake Shield.
- The KC Literary Award is awarded annually to the contributor of the Best Publication reviewed in the Society magazine in the previous year, in the judgement of the Committee. The winner receives a returnable Cup together with a keepsake Shield.
These Awards are announced at the Society Annual General Meeting, which usually takes place in April each year, and the results are published in the June magazine.
The Awards for 2020 are :
- The Tony Gallaher Memorial Award for the Best Article published in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to : Alan Middleton for his article ‘WWI disabled ex-Service men in the Match Industry’ (published in the October 2019 magazine No.435 on page 5).
- The KC Literary Award for the Best Publication reviewed in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to : Jesús María Bollo García for his two-volume book ‘Los Fabricantes de Cerillas‘ (reviewed in the April 2019 magazine No.432 on page 34).
Previous winners of the Society Awards are shown below.
|Year||Tony Gallaher Award||KC Literary Award|
|2019||John Hope||José Manuel Santos Silva|
|2018||Kevin McCarthy||no award this year|
|2017||Barry Sturman||Ian Spellerberg|
|2016||Jim Taylor||Enrique Murillo Capitán & María Luisa Murillo Sanromá|
|2015||Ken Lury||Peter Campion & Kevin McCarthy|
|2014||Mike Pryor||Peter Campion & Kevin McCarthy|
|2013||Jerry Bell||Pierre-Emmanuel Danan|
|2012||Axel Winner||Jiři Kučera & Josef Erben|
|2011||Andy Piper||Colin Plummer|
|2010||Ed Wright||Peter Campion|
|2009||Mike Pryor||Jerry Bell|
|2008||Ron Norris||David Millen & Richard Tolson|
|2007||Alan Downer||Jerry Bell|
|2006||Stanislav Dmitriev||Peter Campion|
|2005||Michael Foley||Bob Swithinbank|
|2004||Frank Mrazik||Marcel Stroobant & Danny Robben|
|2003||Colin Symes||David Millen & Richard Tolson|