Eligibility for the Awards

  1. AMSA members are eligible for any of the awards if they have been a professional member of the Association for at least three (3) consecutive calendar years prior to the date of their nomination. Membership is not required of nominees for the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award.
  2. Officers and members of the Board of Directors of the AMSA are ineligible for all distinguished service awards given by the Association during their term of office.
  3. No member of the Distinguished Teaching Award, Distinguished Research Award, Distinguished Extension-Industry Service Award, Meat Processing Award, International Award, Achievement Award, and Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service Award Selection Committees shall be eligible for the award judged by that committee.
  4. No member is eligible to win more than one award (Distinguished Teaching, Distinguished Research, Distinguished Extension-Industry Service, Meat Processing, R. C. Pollock, Signal Service, Special Recognition, International, Achievement, and Intercollegiate Meat Judging Meritorious Service) in one year.
  5. No previous recipient of an award is eligible to win the same award again.

  6. The nominee must be living at the time the nomination is submitted.


  1. Any active professional or emeritus member of the Association may make an award nomination, except current AMSA officers, members of the Board of Directors, and members of the Award Selection Committees. Additionally,
    - No member may nominate himself/herself.
    - No member may nominate more than one candidate for each award in a given year.
  2. Nomination packets must be received by February 22, 2019. Nominations received subsequent to this date will not be eligible for consideration.
  3. Nominations made in one year will automatically be carried over for up to three years. The nominator will be given the opportunity to update nomination materials if desired.

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