The Nationals attract competitors from all over Australia. Apart from the satisfaction of winning Australia’s longest running trial, the following prestigious trophies and prizes are contested:
The Open Championship winner receives The Queen’s Trophy (a portrait of the winning dog), a framed replica of the Duke of Gloucester Sash, The Ross Dodge Trophy, the Greg Prince Memorial Watch and prize money
The Improver Championship winner receives the Improver Championship Sash and prize money
The Maiden Championship winner receives the National Maiden Sash and prize money
The 2019 Nationals will include a Top 20, with prize money.
QUEEN'S TROPHY For the winner of the National Open Championship. Portrait of the winning dog by Linda Dening.
DUKE OF GLOUCESTER SASH (FRAMED REPLICA) For the winner of the National Open Championship.
ROSS DODGE MEMORIAL TROPHY For the winner of the National Open Championship, Donated by the Dodge family.
GREG PRINCE WATCH For the winner of the 2019 National Open Championship
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS PRIZE MONEY & SASH A competition between the 2018 National, current Supreme Australian, Commonwealth Champion and State Champions. Decided on the first round in the National Championships
LAWRIE TONG MEMORIAL PRIZE MONEY & SASH For the dog scoring the highest points in the first round of the Improver Championship.
GEORGE WESTCOTT PRIZE MONEY & SASH For the dog scoring the highest points in the first round of the Maiden Championship
NATIONAL FIRST TIME PRIZE MONEY & SASH. For the highest points scored by a handler competing for the first time at the National Trial.
MELLISSA GILLARD MEMORIAL SHIELD AND SASH Awarded to the highest scoring competitor in the first round, working the dog that the competitor has bred and owns.
The Queen's Trophy
Boco Raffa Open Winner - The Greg Prince Memorial National Sheep dog Trial Championship 2018 John Perry
MGH Jana Open Winner - National Sheep dog Trial Championship 2015 Mick Hudson