The GFA Awards and some GFA sporting trophies are presented at the GFA AGM each year. Only one award is made for each category annually, and if there are no nominations (or none that are judged worthy) then the Award need not be made.
The following Awards are presented to member who have made an excellent contribution to the development of the sport.. Any member is able to nominate a person to receive the award, and the GFA Board will determine the successful candidate.
|Bill Iggulden Award||Services to gliding in general|
|Ryan Award||Services to Airworthiness|
|Hoinville Award||Services to Operations|
|Wally Wallington Trophy||Services to the Sport of Gliding|
|J R Muller Award||Promotion and Marketing|
|Martin Warner Trophy||Greatest claimed Gain of height in the preceding GFA Financial year||To be claimed by pilot by submission of IGC file.|
|Wally Woods Trophy||Longest X/C flight in the preceding GFA Financial year||GFA Awards Officer determines|
|Bob Irvine Trophy||Flight with highest OLC points score in the preceding GFA Financial year||GFA Awards Officer determines|
|Roger Woods Trophy||Best place by an Australian at any World championship in the preceding GFA Financial year||GFA Awards Officer determines|
|Royal Aeronautical Society Shield||Highest speed achieved by an Australian pilot at any World championships in the preceding GFA Financial year||GFA Awards Officer determines|
Note that the definition for the Roger Woods and RAeS trophies has been changed to cover all world championships each year, but for the last time in 2019 it will be awarded to the pilots who compete in Club Class world championships.
- The same flight cannot win both of the Wally Woods and Bob Irvine Trophies, but the same pilot can.
- For the Bob Irvine Trophy distance is based on OLC optimisations and OLC handicap..