CAMRA makes many local and national awards, to encourage good beer, good pubs, brewing innovations, etc, but the Campaigner of the Year award is a little different - we want to put a face and a personality to the battle for real ale, give some well-deserved recognition to beer warriors of merit.
Nominees can be people who have fought effective CAMRA campaigns locally or nationally; people in the pub or brewing industries who promote our interests; celebrities who are public about their appreciation of real ale, cider or perry or authors who use their characters to foster an interest in cask ale.
Nominations are carefully considered by a panel comprising representatives of CAMRA branches, HQ staff and the National Executive. The panel only considers information from the nominations submitted and do not base their decision on any prior knowledge of the nominee.
The winner is then announced at the annual Members' Weekend.
Campaigner of the Year winners
2017- Lyn Sharpe
2016 - Simon Clarke
2015 - Martyn Hillier
2014 - Tom Blakemore and Simon Wiseman
2013 - Dale Ingram
2012 - Peter Bridle
2011 - Andy Shaw
2010 - Mark Haslam
2009 - John Blake
2008 - Steve Westby