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Special Awards at the 8th Gold Medal Concours

In addition to the class awards, guns entered in the 8th Gold Medal Concours will be considered for these Special Awards:

The Norman Blank Award for Best in Show Award*

— named in honor of the late gun collector and friend of the Concours Norman R. Blank and awarded by consensus of the judges

The Boothroyd People’s Choice Award*

— named in honor of the late fine-gun authority and writer Geoffrey Boothroyd and determined by popular ballot

The NRA Cup*
— awarded to “the gun or rifle of greatest historical significance to the development of sporting firearms”; chosen by the judges

The Shooting Sportsman Magazine Award

— for “a contemporary custom-fitted game gun of less than $17,000 value that best typifies the ideal for bird hunting”; chosen by Concours staff

The Vintager Award — for “the vintage side-by-side that best exemplifies the standards and traditions of The Order of Edwardian Gunners”; chosen by Concours staff

The Double Gun & Single Shot Journal Awards — for the best double rifle at the 8th Gold Medal Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns

The William Larkin Moore Award — for the most outstanding Italian gun

The Upland Almanac Award — for “the ideal light-gauge upland gun”; chosen by Concours staff

The German Gun Collectors Association Award
— for the best Germanic gun at GMC VIII; chosen by the judges

The Gunnerman Books Award — for the finest side-lever break-action gun at the Gold Medal Concours; chosen by Gunnerman Books

The Double Gun & Single Shot Journal Award — for the best double rifle at the 8th Gold Medal Concours d’Elegance of Fine Guns

The Lefever Arms Collectors Association Awards — for the finest Lefever at GMC VIII; chosen by the Lefever Owners Association.

The Parker Gun Collectors Association Awards — chosen by the Parker Collectors Association.

* The winner of this award will be invited to be displayed at The National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.

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