To recognize and encourage young ringers, the Guild Executive Committee is pleased to receive nominations for the Jeff Smith Memorial Young Ringer Award from April 1st, 2024 to May 1st, 2024.

To qualify for the award, the ringer will satisfy the following requirements:

a. Current membership in the North American Guild of Change Ringers

b. An age of 22 years or younger,

c. At least one quarter peal or peal rung within the last year,

d. Submission of a nomination, including a statement from a local ringing master that the young ringer has contributed to the health of the local ringing community.

We hope to encourage more young people to try ringing and develop their skill. We also hope ringing groups will use the award to generate publicity.  We plan to announce the awardees at the AGM. For more details, see