Nominations Open for 2017 OUSA Orienteer of the Year Competitive Awards
The Competitive Award Program Committee is currently soliciting nominations from Orienteering USA members for athletes and teams who demonstrated outstanding performance during the 2017 national and international orienteering season. As usual, the Committee is looking for nominees in several different award categories, listed below. The winners will be selected by the Committee and will receive prizes and recognition. In certain cases, honorable mention will be made for deserving athletes.
In addition to public recognition, the winner of each of the individual awards will receive a $500 stipend to be used on orienteering expenses during 2018. The 2017 stipends have been made possible thanks to a very generous donation.
Nominations are open now and will close on Monday, December 18th. See below for the description of the awards, eligibility rules, and where to send nominations. Nominate an outstanding athlete or team and, in a few sentences, state why your nominee deserves the award.
- Orienteer of the Year is awarded to the best USA orienteer in 2017, based on results at national and international events.
- Junior Orienteer of the Year is awarded to the best USA orienteer no older than 20 in 2017, based on results at national and international events.
- Comet of the Year is awarded to the most improved USA orienteer in 2017, based on results at national and international events.
- Orienteering Team of the Year is awarded to the best USA national or club orienteering team in 2017, based on results at national and international events.
Please send nominations (due December 18th) for any or all of the awards, along with a brief discussion of why the nominee deserves to win, to boris.granovskiy at gmail or post them in this thread.
You can see the 2016 winners here
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Read the full announcement, including eligibility rules and the selection process, here