Nominations Sought For 2021 AZGFC Awards
September 1, 2021
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission is soliciting nominations for its 2021 Commission Awards. The awards recognize Arizonans who have contributed significantly to the conservation of the state’s Wildlife, its outdoor heritage, and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
The nomination deadline is Sept. 8, 2021. There are 12 award categories (see list below), and nominations may include individuals, organizations, clubs, foundations or government agencies. Arizona Game and Fish Department employees are not eligible for nomination.
To submit a nomination, download and complete a nomination form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn: Shay Bernal, Director's Office, 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85028.
The commission will select the 2021 Commission Award recipients at its Sept. 24, 2021 meeting. The awards will be presented at the annual Arizona Game and Fish Commission Awards Banquet on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85020.
2021 Award Categories
Award of Excellence:
Youth Conservationist of the Year:
Media of the Year:
Any media source (radio, television, magazine, newsletter, or periodical) that has published articles or materials beneficial to public interest about Wildlife or wildlife-related topics and the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Conservation Organization of the Year:
Conservationist of the Year:
Any individual, not associated with a professional agency, who has excelled in efforts to enhance, conserve, and manage Wildlife or their habitats.
Natural Resource Professional of the Year:
Any individual who through a professional agency affiliation has excelled in efforts to enhance, conserve, and manage Wildlife or their habitats.
Volunteer of the Year:
Any individual who, as a registered volunteer with the Department, has excelled in efforts to support and benefit the mission of the Arizona Game and Fish Department.
Educator of the Year:
Mentor of the Year:
Any individual who has acted in the role of a mentor and whose efforts have resulted in the promotion and support of future Wildlife conservation efforts and the development of future Wildlife conservation leaders in Arizona.
Advocate of the Year (Two Nominations):
Business Partner of the Year:
Any business partner that actively promotes the Arizona Game and Fish Department through innovative approaches, community involvement and a customer service focus that benefits the citizens of Arizona and supports Game And Fish's mission of Wildlife conservation.
Buck Appleby Hunter Education Instructor of the Year:
Any hunter education instructor who actively participates in hunter education activities and demonstrates the highest level of customer service, dedication and professionalism during these activities. Award category recently approved by the AZGFD Commission in honor of Buck Appleby, a long-time hunter education instructor who passed away in 2010.
Past Award Recipients, 1991-2020: https://azgfd-portal-wordpress-pantheon.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/archive/1991-2020-Past-Award-Recipients_Aug2021.pdf