To further the course of sportsmanship in our sport, AKC has developed The
Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Program for member clubs. Through this annual
award, SHCA and AKC will honor those individuals who make a difference in
the world of purebred dogs every year.
The process for awarding this medallion will be similar to that for awarding
the Peggy Grant Memorial Award:
- By June of each year, the AKC Delegate will publicize the award to the
membership of SHCA. This may be done by writing an article or short item
for inclusion in the Bulletin or Newsletter.
This announcement will include a discussion of Outstanding Sportsmanship,
a mechanism for submitting nominations, and a description of the selection
and awarding process.
- Only SHCA Members (both for the recognition year, as well as for the
year in which the individual is being nominated) are eligible for nomination.
All nominees must also be in good standing with the American Kennel Club.
Nominations will include the name of the nominee, a description of how
this individual demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship during the previous
calendar year, and the name of the individual endorsing the nomination.
(Please note that no additional weight will be given a nomination with
- Written nominations
are due to SHCA’s AKC Delegate
AKC Delegate will review all applications and seek clarification
- SHCA’s AKC Delegate will provide the nominees and their endorsements
to the AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Program Committee members. This
Committee will be comprised of the following: SHCA’s AKC Delegate,
SHCA President, and SHCA’s Awards Committee Chairman.
- The Committee will review and vote on the nominees, taking as many votes
as possible. The individual receiving a majority of the votes will be deemed
the recipient of the award. There will only one recipient of this annual
award. (However, please note that a group of more than one individual may
be nominated for the EXACT SAME reason [e.g., two or more working together
who showed outstanding sportsmanship]. However, should such a group of
nominees receive a majority of votes to be selected as the recipient, only
one medallion will be awarded and it must be shared by the recipients.)
- The name of the selected recipient shall be provided to the SHCA Board
of Directors prior to the Annual Meeting.
- The name of the award recipient shall be kept in confidence until the
SHCA Annual Banquet at the National Specialty.
- SHCA’s AKC Delegate (or designee) will award the medallion at
SHCA’s Annual Banquet at the National Specialty.
- As follow-up
to this award, SHCA’s AKC Delegate
will provide the name of the recipient to the AKC (Ron Rella firstname.lastname@example.org).
the Delegate will provide written recognition of the award recipient
to be published in the SHCA Bulletin and/or Newsletter.
Adopted March 2007
Submit nominations to:
Ann Mariah Cook, AKC Delegate
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