Members' Weekend, AGM & Conference8-10 April 2022
About the Weekend
CAMRA holds its annual Members’ Weekend, AGM & Conference annually in April. While the primary purpose is to debate motions to steer the Campaign and to elect the Campaign’s new board of directors, Members’ Weekend is also a chance for CAMRA members to socialise with like-minded individuals and to explore the beer scene of different cities around the UK – the location changes every year.
Winter Garden, Compton Street, Eastbourne BN21 4BP
Find the latest Members’ Weekend award recipients below
Campaigner of the Year
2021 Winner: Paul Ainsworth
Paul volunteers as CAMRA’s National Planning Policy Advisor, and has given informed, helpful and friendly guidance to hundreds of branches, campaigners and volunteers on how to save their local pubs. He has quietly dedicated a vast amount of his time to ensure that we are at the forefront of campaigning to stop the unnecessary conversion and demolitions of pubs, and for the protection of those with historic and heritage value. He also played a key role in CAMRA’s response to COVID-19, pre-empting an increase in speculative planning applications to convert or demolish pubs, beginning a series on monthly newsletters to planning departments, responding to technical changes to the planning system, and holding webinars to give CAMRA members advice on protecting pubs.
Branch Website of the Year
2020 winner: South Hertfordshire CAMRA branch
The South Hertfordshire CAMRA branch website is built on an intuitive and visually striking platform, and is full of engaging content on local awards, pubs to visit and ways to get involved in campaigning. Any visitor to the website feels welcome and would clearly understand the role of CAMRA and the local branch in campaigning for real ale, cider and perry; and the pubs and clubs that serve them.
The National Branch Website of the Year competition shines a spotlight on the very best websites that give full details of local branch activity, showcase campaigning activity, follow our branding guidelines, and encourage visitors to join CAMRA and get involved. It is no coincidence that those branches with effective websites often benefit from an increased number of volunteers and campaigning success.
Branch Membership Award
2019 Winner: Rutland CAMRA branch
Rutland CAMRA branch won the Branch Membership award in 2019 (the most recent in-person Members’ Weekend) – they had an incredible 100% member retention mate and increased their membership 15% in 2018.
Branch Magazine of the Year Award
2020 Winner: Norfolk Nips (Norfolk branches)
Norfolk Nips magazine, published by the Norfolk branches, won the Branch Magazine of the Year award in 2020.
The runner-up was Opening Times, from the Stockport & South Manchester branches.
Most Improved Branch Magazine Award
2020 Winner: Canny Bevvy (Tyneside & Northumberland Branch)
Canny Bevvy magazine, published by the Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA branch, won the Most Improved Branch Magazine award in 2020.
The runner-up was Norfolk Nips, published by the Norfolk branches.