BABS Outstanding Achievement Awards

This is awarded to a BABS Club Member or ensemble who has achieved something outstanding that marks a significant milestone in the development and/or reputation of the Association. This could be an artistic, administrative or philanthropic achievement.

Award: Framed certificate, listing on the BABS website.

Receiving the award: The award will be made during a prominent moment at an appropriate BABS event, where every effort will be made to ensure the recipient will be present to receive the award in person. If desired, the recipient may give an acceptance speech to the assembled group.

Nominations: sent in confidence to the Director of Membership by any BABS Club member. The nominator should describe the contribution of the nominee, and why they believe they are worthy of the award.

Awarding panel: BABS Board of Trustees.

ExamplesSome examples of individuals/ensembles deserving of this award could include:

  • Someone who has had a significant or historic achievement in barbershop competitions
  • Someone who has been given a nationally recognised award for their work
  • Someone who has organised a significant charitable campaign or event.

What makes this different to other awards? The other awards are for contributions over an extended period of time; either one year or a number of years. This award is for one-off contributions or achievements in a specific moment in time.

BABS Outstanding Achievement Award Winner

  • One Foot in the Stave - in recognition of being the first BABS quartet to win the BHS International Seniors Quartet Contest (2022)
  • Tagline - in recognition of being the first BABS quartet to be awarded a medal in the BHS Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest (2022)
  • Reckless - In recognition of the first BABS quartet to achieve a Top 20 place at the Barbershop Harmony Society's International Convention (2018)