Bowhunter of Year nominations sought for award at banquet
It will soon be time to head to Kearney for the NBA banquet in early March.
In the meantime, please take some time to think about all the great bowhunters we have in this state that would be strong candidates for the Bowhunter of the Year Award. We all know someone that would be deserving of this great award.
Please send your nominations to last year’s award winner, Janice Spicha, who is in charge of the nomination process this year. Members must send in their nomination by Jan. 31 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions can be directed to her as well.The Following is information about the award and nomination process.
1. Members in good standing are eligible.
2. A member may submit only one nomination per year. Those nominating someone are responsible for completing an application involving the judging criteria set forth below.
3. All criteria listed may not be applicable to each applicant. Those making nominations must address each numbered criteria, using evidence from those lettered criteria which apply.
4. Late nominations will not be accepted.
5. False information on the application may disqualify the nominee.
6. All nominations are given an identification number, with no names appearing on information given to the judges.
1. What has the individual contributed to bowhunting in Nebraska? What is their effectiveness and accomplishments while serving bowhunting and archery? (20 points possible)
a. Educational courses, clinics and seminars. (4 points)
b. Literary contributions to NBA newsletter or other in-state forums. (4)
c. Programs or events developed or involved in. (4) 8
d. Leadership abilities and special accomplishments, including regional or national which benefits Nebraska bowhunting). (4)
e. Evidence of commitment. (4)
2. Sportsmanship, personality and ethics. (20 points possible)
a. Dedication to bowhunting responsibilities. (5)
b. Conduct afield. (5)
c. Peer respect. (5)
d. Personal bowhunting philosophy. (5)
3. Supporting memberships in bowhunting, archery, wildlife, and conservation organizations. (15 points possible)
a. Names of organizations and length of membership. (5)
b. Offices held. (5)
c. Committees, meetings and functions directed and attended. (5)
4. Bowhunting experiences. (20 points possible)
a. Time spent afield. (5)
b. Hunts this past season. (10)
c. Lifetime bowhunting experience. (5)
5. Membership and Leadership in the Nebraska Bowhunters Association. (25 points)
a. Length of membership in the Nebraska Bowhunters Association. (5) (NBA was formed in 1984)
b. Volunteering at NBA functions, including Banquet and Jamboree. (5)
c. Volunteering at outreach events representing NBA. (5)
d. Leadership roles within the NBA, including officer and board position.s (5)
e. Attendance at NBA meetings throughout the year. (5)
Past Bowhunters of Year