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