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. Since 1958, it has been presented annually to the BSAC club considered to have done the most to further the interests of its members and of BSAC.

As BSAC's premier award, the Heinke Trophy is open to BSAC clubs of all sizes – UK-based and overseas, clubs with a long history or new - and is a fantastic way to put the spotlight on your activities and your achievements over the past year. 

BSAC Heinke Trophy 2024 – could your club be our winner? 

Following BSAC’s 70th anniversary, the Heinke Trophy 2024 aims to show how our clubs are rising to the challenges of recent years to continue training, diving and thriving.

With 2024 a key year for the BSAC strategy, the award adjudicators are particularly keen for clubs to showcase their expedition and environmental project work, their training initiatives, ways in which they have connected with others to build the BSAC community and increased the skills and capabilities within their club. 


Reasons to enter

A total of 60 BSAC clubs have been the recipient of the award since its launch back in 1958. So our 2024 Heinke Trophy winners will be in good company!

Each year our winner receives £1,000 to spend on their club’s activities as well as being presented with the prestigious Heinke Trophy. However, there are many other reasons why your club should 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/multimedia 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 30 June 2024.

STEP 2: Submit your final entry by midnight, 15 September 2024.

Your final report needs to cover your club’s progress and achievements between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023.

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!

Our 2024 Heinke Trophy winners will be announced at the end of September, with the winning club receiving the trophy at this year’s BSAC Diving Conference on Saturday 19 October.

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.

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.

Website by NetXtra