The Heinke Trophy is BSAC's way of recognising the significant contribution our clubs and members make to the growth and development of scuba diving. The trophy is presented every year to the BSAC club considered to have done the most to further the interests of its members and of BSAC.
The Heinke Trophy is open to BSAC clubs of all sizes – UK-based and overseas, clubs with a long history or new. It’s a fantastic way to put the spotlight on your activities and your achievements over the past year. Showcase the impact you are having on the growth and enjoyment of recreational club diving today.
BSAC Heinke Trophy 2023 – could your club be our winner?
BSAC’s premier award, the Heinke Trophy has for the past 65 years recognised the significant contribution its clubs and members make to the growth and development of scuba diving.
The trophy is presented every year to the BSAC club considered to have done the most to further the interests of its members and of BSAC. For the Heinke Trophy 2023, the award adjudicators are particularly keen to showcase how clubs are innovating how they dive, train and organise themselves as we continue to experience cost of living as well as post-Covid challenges.
Reasons to enter
Launched back in 1958, over 50 BSAC clubs have been the recipient of the award to-date. Each year our winner receives £1,000 to spend on their club’s activities as well as being presented with the prestigious Heinke Trophy. There are loads of reasons to enter the Heinke Trophy, read our top five.
How to enter the Heinke Trophy
The Heinke Trophy is open to BSAC clubs of all sizes – UK-based and overseas, diving or snorkelling (or both), well-established or new.
The entry process has been refreshed to make it easier for clubs to enter, with the option to submit a digital/electronic entry as well as traditional formats.
Here’s what you need to do:
STEP 1: Register your club’s intention to enter the Heinke Trophy by completing our online registration form. Deadline to register is 31 August 2023.
STEP 2: Submit your final entry by midnight, 30 September 2023.
Your final report needs to cover your club’s progress and achievements between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022.
Your entry can be submitted as either a hard copy or a digital version (e.g., PDF, CD, online, USB, via Dropbox or filesharing etc). See below examples of past Heinke Trophy-winning entries in various formats, for inspiration!
Guidance on your Heinke Trophy entry
Discover all you need to know about the entry process and what you need to include in your final report.
- Step-by-step guide to entering the Heinke Trophy
- Guidance on what your Heinke Trophy entry should contain
- History of the Heinke Trophy
If you have any questions regarding registering for the Heinke Trophy or submitting your final entry please email us.
After some inspiration for your club?
Have a read of some top tips for your submission from previous winners and how the award helped to boost their clubs.
To give you some inspiration, previous winners have kindly allowed us to share their submissions so you can see what a winning entry looks like.