AWARD OF DISTINCTION
This award was created to recognize many individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to our sport. They may include tournament skiers, innovators, industry leaders, officials and others responsible for landmark achievements in the development of water skiing as well as those whose long periods of dedicated and generous service deserve special recognition. Even those who have later become famous outside the sport and others whose contributions have been in the form of resources or public relations are eligible for nomination for the Award of Distinction.
There is no requirement that a candidate to be recognized for his or her skiing accomplishments be retired from competition, although preference is unlikely for skiers still competing in the Open Division who are clear candidates for the Hall of Fame following their retirement. Those honored with the Award of Distinction remain eligible for nomination to the Hall of Fame.
Nominations to be considered for the Award of Distinction award must be made by August 1st.