Novice Auctioneer of the Year 2019 Competition

Entries are now being invited for this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition!

The competition is open to any auctioneer that meets one of the following criteria:

  • Your first auction must have taken place after 31st September 2018


  • You have been on the rostrum for less than four auctions in total

Chris Milne, last year’s entry on behalf of Clive Emson Auctioneers, loved the experience saying “having been to many auctions and worked in the industry a few years, taking to the rostrum was the ultimate goal. Whilst nerve-racking it was a great opportunity to have a go at being an auctioneer to a busy room without conducting a “real life” auction! Taking part in the competition was also a great way to combat my fear of public speaking and realising its not actually as bad as I had first thought. I learnt a lot about the art of being an auctioneer and the industry I am passionate about.”

Together with winning the title of “NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year” and the Clive Emson Auction Rosebowl the winner also gets a year’s NAVA Propertymark membership subscription and a £250 donation to a charity of their choice.

All competition entrants also receive complimentary accommodation on the night of the competition and free entry to the NAVA Propertymark Autumn Forum that takes place the day following the competition.

Managing Director of Clive Emson and NAVA President, James Emson, said “the competition is a wonderful opportunity for novice auctioneers to take to the rostrum. Over the past few years it has demonstrated that there are some great auctioneers in the making, which is great for the profession, and provides a stepping stone to taking to the rostrum on a regular basis.


Entries for the competition close on Friday 13th September.

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