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Wigan CAMRA Annual Awards

Up to five different awards are either announced or decided each year at Wigan CAMRA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Those awards are: –

  • Pub of the Year
  • Cider & Perry Pub of the Year
  • Club of the Year
  • Community Pub of the Year
  • Best New Cask Outlet

Pub of the Year process

  1. All branch members are invited to nominate a pub from the Wigan CAMRA branch area using an online form
  2. A ‘long list’ of up to 50 pubs will be formed from those nominations
  3. All members are invited to a second round of voting, to reduce the ‘long list’ to a shortlist of up to 10 pubs
  4. All members are invited to judge the shortlisted pubs using the same guidelines and score cards as those used during the regional round of the competition. Judging categories in 2022 were: –quality and condition of product
    1. promotion and knowledge of product
    1. cleanliness and staff hygiene
    1. service, welcome and offering
    1. style, décor and furnishing
    1. community focus and atmosphere
    1. sympathy with CAMRA’s aims
    1. overall impression and value
  5. The judges’ scores are collated and the winner is announced during the Branch AGM.
  6. The winning pub will be presented with the award and progress to CAMRA’s Regional Pub of the Year competition

Cider Pub of the Year process

  1. All branch members are invited to nominate a pub from the Wigan CAMRA branch area using an online form, to form a shortlist of up to 5 pubs.
  2. All members are invited to judge the shortlisted pubs using the same guidelines and score cards as those used during the regional round of the competition. Judging categories in 2022 were: –
    1. quality and condition of product
    1. promotion and knowledge of product
    1. cleanliness and staff hygiene
    1. service, welcome and offering
    1. style, décor and furnishing
    1. community focus and atmosphere
    1. sympathy with CAMRA’s aims
    1. overall impression and value
  3. The judges’ scores are collated and the winner is announced during the Branch AGM.
  4. The winning pub will be presented with the award and progress to CAMRA’s Regional Cider & Perry Pub of the Year competition

Club of the Year process

  1. All branch members are invited to nominate a club from the Wigan CAMRA branch area using an online form, to form a shortlist of up to 5 clubs.
  2. All members are invited to judge the shortlisted clubs using the same guidelines and score cards as those used during the regional round of the competition. Judging categories in 2022 were: –
    1. quality and condition of product
    1. promotion and knowledge of product
    1. cleanliness and staff hygiene
    1. service, welcome and offering
    1. style, décor and furnishing
    1. community focus and atmosphere
    1. sympathy with CAMRA’s aims
    1. overall impression and value
  3. The judges’ scores are collated and the winner is announced during the Branch AGM.
  4. The winning club will be presented with the award and progress to CAMRA’s Regional Club of the Year competition

Community Pub of the Year

  1. All branch members are invited to nominate a club from the Wigan CAMRA branch area using an online form, including a description of why the pub should win the award
  2. Voting takes place exclusively in-person during the Branch AGM and the winner is announced there and then.
  3. The winning pub will be presented with the award. There is no regional or national Community Pub of the Year competition

Best New Cask Outlet

  1. All branch members are invited to nominate a pub or other venue that has recently started serving cask-conditioned ale from the Wigan CAMRA branch area using an online form
    1. The venue must have first started serving cask-conditioned ale within 4-16 months of the AGM
  2. Voting takes place exclusively in-person during the Branch AGM and the winner is announced there and then.
  3. The winner will be presented with the award. There is no regional or national Best New Cask Outlet competition

Full details, eligibility and timelines

Full details of all of the awards processes can be found in the motion that was passed at Wigan CAMRA’s 2022 AGM here.