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 2022 are :
- The Tony Gallaher Memorial Award for the Best Article published in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to :
Richard Tolson for his article ‘The Proposed Match Tax of 1871, Part I‘ (published in the April 2021 magazine)
- The KC Literary Award for the Best Publication reviewed in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to :
Rupert Harris for his book ‘Harlequin Matches, Third Edition‘ (reviewed in the April 2021 magazine)
Previous winners of the Society Awards are shown below.
|Year||Tony Gallaher Award||KC Literary Award|
|2021||Roy Hunt||Alan Middleton|
|2020||Alan Middleton||Jesús María Bollo García|
|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|