Description of CSPCA Awards & Recognitions
Provided by the CSPCA Public Education Committee Deena Harvey and Alice Fix, Co-Chairmen with assistance from Grace Fritz, Beth Haas, Di Leslie, Todd Paddock, Harry Roach, Georgette Schaefer, Deb Walker
Various awards are presented at the Awards Banquet which is held each year at the CSPCA National Specialty Dog Show. You must be a member of the CSPCA to qualify for any of these awards. This is just a brief summary of the awards. The actual requirements and more information on any of these awards is available in the CSPCA Policy and Procedure Manual (PPM). It can be found in the “Member’s Only” area of the CSPCA website.
Annual Awards Programs
20 YEAR MEMBERSHIPS
To recognize the club members for 20 years of continuous support of the CSPCA.
30 YEAR MEMBERSHIPS
To recognize the club members for 30 years of continuous support of the CSPCA.
40 YEAR MEMBERSHIPS
To recognize the club members for 40 years of continuous support of the CSPCA.
AKC OUTSTANDING SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established in 2006 to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis.
This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of the CSPCA. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion. The full details on AKC Code of Sportsmanship and how to nominate someone for this award can be found in the Policy and Procedure Manual, located in the “Member’s Only” area of the CSPCA website.
JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS
Top Junior Awards– These awards are given to the top boys and girls (at least 9 years old, and under 18 years old) showing Shar-Pei in Junior Showmanship classes during the year. The number of dogs defeated is recorded by the Junior Advisor from the AKC Awards records, and tallied at the end of the year. The Junior with the most accumulated points in each region (West, Central and East) is recognized by the CSPCA. Of these winners, the Junior with the highest number of accumulated points overall, is awarded an additional award of the Highest Overall Junior of the Year.
ERNEST ALBRIGHT JUNIOR HANDLER MEMORIAL GRANTS
This grant is divided into three different awards for Junior Showmanship. The full details on how to qualify and apply for each of these grants can be found in the Policy and Procedure Manual, located in the “Member’s Only” area of the CSPCA website.
- The Westminster Kennel Club CSPCA Junior Handler Grant– The proceeds from this grant are to be used to defray the cost of entering and attending the Westminster Dog Show.
- The CSPCA Junior Handler National Specialty Grant– The proceeds from this grant are to be used to defray the cost of entering and attending the CSPCA National Specialty.
- The CSPCA Junior Handler National Specialty Grant– is available to every Junior Member attending the Annual National Specialty Show who meets the established criteria. Grant payouts are available in the amount of $150 and may be applied for and earned multiple years.
Periodically the CSPCA Board of Directors will honor a member of the club with a Lifetime Membership in recognition of outstanding service to the Club and to the breed. Anyone that has been a member for 20 or more years may be considered for a lifetime membership. An individual’s contributions to the Club over the 20 years will be a determining factor for this membership.
PAST PRESIDENT’S AWARD
To honor any past CSPCA president after leaving office.
Many people throughout the country participate in Shar-Pei Rescue. It takes the efforts of many people to get the job done. At times there are volunteers who go above and beyond the normal call of duty. As a way to recognize such special contributions, the CSPCA Rescue Chairman asks for nominations for Rescue Awards. Nominations for the award are mailed to the Rescue Chairman by any member of the CSPCA, stating in 100 words or less, why the named person should receive a rescue award. All nominees must also be members in good standing of the CSPCA. Nominations must be received by the CSPCA Rescue Chairman by June 1 each year. The Rescue Chairman and his committee select the winners from the nominees.
VALUED MEMBER AWARD
This award is a way that members of the CSPCA can recognize other members of the CSPCA for their contributions to the breed. The Valued Member recipient must be a CSPCA member. They may be selected for any single event or a long term contribution to the Chinese Shar-Pei breed. The person that wins this award is responsible for choosing the next winner. The winner is required to write a brief description of why they are choosing the next recipient of this award. It is also the winner’s responsibility to send the information in a timely fashion to The Barker’s editor.
WILLIAM W. MORISON AWARD
This is the highest award that can be bestowed on any individual. It is an award to recognize that person who has dedicated his time, talent, effort and resources to the benefit of the CSPCA. This individual is one who has given to the Club reliably and unfailingly over time. Any member of the CSPCA can nominate any other member of the CSPCA for this award. The exact qualifications and details can be found in the Policy and Procedure Manual in the“Member’s Only” area of the CSPCA website.
This Service Award is under the purview of the recipients of the William Morison Award, and they are responsible for receiving nominations and selecting future recipients. Only recipients of this award will become voting members for the William W. Morison Award Committee. The CSPCA recognizes the importance of this Service Award, and provides one page per calendar year in the Barker to call for nominations and announce new inductees. Any member in good standing may nominate a CSPCA member for the Morison Award based on the above criteria. There may be more than one (1) award given each year, and there may also be no award given in certain years. An explanation of 250 words or less as to why the nominee deserves recognition for this award must accompany all nominations. The CSPCA Awards Chairman will act as a liaison in working with the past recipients to facilitate the plaque and presentation process.