The Champion Shots Medal is a military award of Australia. In Australia the three armed forces, the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, conduct annual target-shooting competitions with standard issue weapons. Three medals – one for each force – are awarded to the winners.
No more than three medals can be awarded in each calendar year. If the same person receives a further Champion Shots award it is in the form of a date bar, which is attached to the ribbon of the original award. The most number of clasps awarded (as at 30 June 2006) is 5, to Brett G. Hartman.
The medal is a circular antiqued brass medal 38 mm in diameter. It is ensigned with the Crown of St Edward, also in antiqued brass. Two wreaths of laurel leaves surround a symbol of two crossed rifles superimposed on the stars of the Southern Cross.
There is no design on the back of the medal.
The medal is suspended from a 32 mm wide ribbon. The ribbon has a central dark blue vertical band flanked by two vertical bands of red, which are in turn bordered by two vertical bands of light blue.
A clasp inscribed with the year awarded is attached to the ribbon.
Knight/Dame of the Order of Australia (AK/AD) • / Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) • / Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) • / Member of the Order of Australia (AM) • / Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)