2019 Award Categories
18 awards will be presented at the NCCA Dinner 2019.
Six 'At Show' Awards will be presented to the clubs selected by the judges onsite from those displaying at the Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show, with Discovery 2019. There is also the Judges' Special Recognition Award, selected entirely at the Judges' discretion.
11 awards are open for public nomination, below are the judging criteria for each. Click the link to download a copy of the online nomination form so you can prepare your responses to the open questions and gather the requested logos or other supporting documents in advance. To give yourself the best chance of success, please take time, care and attention to prepare responses which reflect the value of your club's achievements or club personality.
When you are ready to submit your nomination go to the Nominate Now page.
Classic Car Club Category
National Car Club of the Year
This award will be given to the UK's top car club who has demonstrated outstanding member initiatives and engagement over the last year. These initiatives may include, but not be limited to: new club developments leading to a dramatic growth in membership; new or improved efforts to help preserve or promote their cars; new or improved member communication and education opportunities; amazing events, runs or rallies or charitable activities.
Outstanding Club Magazine of the Year (printed)
This award will be given to the car club whose printed magazine demonstrates innovation & creativity, as well as increases in circulation, readership and exemplary editorial quality during the last 12 months.
Outstanding Online Presence by a Car Club (including social media, website & other online presence)
This award will be given to a car club demonstrating an outstanding online presence in terms of website design, functionality, imagery & content. Along with active engagement with members and non-members be that through Facebook, Twitter or forums, using clever hashtags or trending, they will demonstrate the opportunities and benefits of communicating online. All major platforms are eligible.
Best Car Club Contribution to Charity
This award will be presented to a car club or individual club member who has demonstrated outstanding charitable achievements during the past year. We will admire and support people and organisations who go out of their way to fundraise and support charitable aims. The Judges are looking to be inspired by your contribution to charity.
Outstanding Club Initiative to Encourage the Next Generation
This award will be given to the car club whose initiative to recruit or support the next generation of classic car club members is an inspiration. Judges are looking to highlight the best club practices to: attract new younger people to join up; encourage existing younger members to become more engaged with club activities; or develop, educated and support young enthusiasts to treasure the UK's automotive heritage into the future.
Outstanding Car Club Single Venue Event or Show
This award will be given to the car club that has organised a truly great event or show which took place at a single venue. The Judges will be looking for innovation with the venue, its purpose, participation, achieved objectives/social initiatives, member support and overall organisation.
Outstanding Car Club Run, Rally or Tour
This award will be given to the car club that has organised an exceptional run, rally or tour which took place across multiple venues or route. The Judges will be looking for innovation in the theme, the route, its purpose, participation, achieved objectives/social initiatives, member support and overall organisation.
DEVOTED MEMBER CATEGORY
National Car Club Unsung Hero of the Year
This award will be given to the individual who does a huge amount of work for their club, often in the background or behind the scenes. This person is a rock for the club and whose thankless energy is essential to the club's day-to-day workings.
National Car Club Ambassador of the Year
This award will be given to the individual who is truly a great ambassador for their club. They are always extolling the virtues of the club, its benefits and community with a smile - not to mention the marques and models. Having spoken to this person, you can come away feeling enthused, reassured and compelled to get involved.
National Car Club Young Member of the Year
This award will be given to the 'youngster' who has demonstrated that they are a truly valued member of their club through their contributions, energy and enthusiasm that they have brought to the club in any function.
National Car Club Lifetime Achievement
This award will be presented to an individual who has made a significant and sustained contribution to their club and the classic car movement over many decades. This award recognises a lifetime of enthusiastic and devoted commitment by someone who has dedicated themselves to the betterment of their club, its members and cars.
'AT SHOW' & JUDGES AWARDS
Best Club Display at Show: Small Stand | Large Stand
These awards will be given for the most welcoming stands which encourage visitors to take a closer look at an attractive and eye-catching vehicle display. Judges will be looking for an open, accessible and stylish presentation with clear and compelling messaging. A well-presented restoration or maintenance demonstration or display, and stand staff actively engaging visitors in conversation or interactive activity.
Best Live Working on Vehicles at Show
Judges will be observing the difficulty and scale of live work being undertaken on vehicles within the exhibition, the variety of skills on display and how successful the club is at engaging and educating visitors.
Best Live Demonstration on a Club Stand at Show
Judges will be looking for the best presentation of a smaller scale skill, restoration or maintenance technique offering successful visitor interaction and education.
Best Restored Car at Show
Judges will be looking for an outstanding example of workmanship and authenticity presented alongside its restoration story showing 'before and after' achievement.
Best Car at Show
The Judges will be looking out for the most inspiring example at the show. Which will catch their eye?
The Judges Special Recognition Award
Selected entirely at the Judges' discretion, this special award will recognise a club, individual or initiative of significance within the classic car community.