Michael Kalter / W8CI – Frank J. Beafore / WS8B
It has been a real struggle during the last few years; however, we have persevered. Despite our
challenges, we have continued to select well deserving winners and we will continue our
pursuit of those among us that contribute in the highest way to our avocation.
We again will be opening nominations for the Hamvention awards honors. We are looking for
those who dedicated themselves to the betterment of amateur radio and humankind.
The Hamvention awards event has been held since 1955. Over these years many deserving
radio amateurs have been honored for their dedication and selfless contributions.
The Technical Achievement Award will be given to a selected radio amateur who has made
important contributions toward technical excellence in the world of radio. Examples are
inventions, processes, discoveries, experiments and other technical accomplishments or any
other outstanding technical achievements that contributed to our great pursuit.
The Special Achievement Award will be given to a deserving amateur that has made an
outstanding contribution to the advancement of the radio art and or science. This award is
usually given to a respected amateur who spearheaded a single significant project.
The Amateur of the Year Award is given to a radio amateur that has made a long-term
commitment to the advancement of amateur radio. This individual will usually have a history of
ham radio contributions and has had a dedication to service, professionalism, and the
advancement of amateur radio.
The Club of the Year will be honored for demonstrating their involvement in varied aspects of
amateur radio for the greater good of their community and/or their nation.
The above awards are given every year and represent the “best of the best” in the world of
Nominations will open on 1 November 2021 and close on 15 February 2022. Nomination forms
will be on our website and are dedicated to the appropriate award nomination. At a minimum,
each form should be completed with the information indicated. Additional information can be
included as attachments. Please make sure that the nominating person is identified with a
method to reach-back to them in the case of questions from the nominating committee.
Forms may submit using the following methods:
- Email: email@example.com
- US Postal Mail:
Attn: Awards Committee
Dayton, OH 45401-0964
Soon after, the committee selection will take place, and an announcement will be made
through selected media outlets. The winners will be posted with details on their
accomplishments in the Hamvention program as well as the Hamvention website. An honors
celebration and award presentation will be held on Saturday evening of Hamvention at a
location yet to be announced. Presentations of the award winners will also be made at the
general Hamvention audience on Sunday afternoon prior to the prize award activity.
Thank you and please address any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org