THE NOMINATION PERIOD FOR 2019 IS NOW CLOSED
We will accept nominations for the 2020 Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame from December 1, 2019 through February 28, 2020.
PLEASE NOTE: You can’t save the nomination form so it needs to be filled out in its entirety and submitted. We strongly recommend that you type the nominee’s story up in a word document, proofread it, make any corrections and save it. Then just copy and paste the story into the nominee’s story box below when you’re ready to enter your information as the nominator, attach pictures and submit the nomination.
The WCHF would like you to share any of the following virtues to help us better understand what made this nominee a cowboy: How they made a living as a cowboy, time they spent horseback (working horseback and not rodeoing), did they work cattle, sheep & horses, did they get the job done, were they a good neighbor, their job at brandings, could they make a saddle horse, could they doctor a sick animal.
There’s a 4-page limit for nominee stories with an additional 1-2 pages for each additional family member being inducted on one nomination.
An unlimited number of nominations may be submitted. If your story lacks enough information about the nominee’s cowboy life and skills, someone from the county committee will contact you requesting a new nomination be submitted the following year with additional information in the story that the WCHF feels is needed to show they are deserving to be inducted. Nominees not selected for induction will remain in the pool unless a new nomination with a more detailed story is requested by the county committee.
- Cowboy means Cowgirl too.
- Minimum age for living inductee is sixty-five (65). Special circumstances can be considered.
- Inductees may be honored posthumously.
- Minimum time of forty-five (45) years in the saddle.
- As long as ALL nominees meet ALL of these requirements the following types of group nominations may be submitted as one nomination and if selected will be inducted as one: NOTE: When more than 1 person is listed on the nomination form as a sibling, husband & wife, or family group EVERY person listed must meet ALL of the qualifications and MUST be talked about in the nomination story!! If they aren’t the nomination will not be considered.
- Siblings (brothers & sisters)
- Husband & Wife
- Nominees don’t need to have been born in Wyoming, but all nominees must have had primary residency in the state of Wyoming as a working cowboy/cowgirl.
- Nominees don’t need to have owned a ranch, they could have been a ranch hand.
- Rodeo will not eliminate nominee, but they must demonstrate other ranching, riding or cowboy skills.
- The Wyoming county the nominee spent the majority of their life in is required so we know which committee to send the nomination to.
- Each nominator is responsible for the accuracy of the information in the application. Please double check your dates, spelling of names, etc. as these can’t be corrected after a certain point in the induction process!!
- We encourage nominators to include: place of birth, parents/family occupation, childhood, education, life as a cowboy/cowgirl, skills, awards or honors, etc.
PHOTOS: We heartily welcome digital photos of the nominee. If at all possible, please upload at last 2 to 3 good photos we can use if your nominee is selected to be inducted into the WCHF. Please know that photos may be made public as part of honoring Inductees. Photos need to be in a .JPG or OTHER PICTURE FORMAT not a .pdf format!
PLEASE NOTE: AFTER YOU FINISH AND YOU CLICK SUBMIT, if you have successfully submitted your nomination you will see the message listed below at the bottom of the information on this page but without the nomination form below it.
If you DO NOT get the above message at the bottom of this page, WITHOUT the nomination form below it after submitting your nomination, check to make sure you didn’t miss entering information that is REQUIRED. You should be able to upload at least 24 MB in the photos boxes & possibly more but if all the required information is entered and it won’t submit, try to REDUCE THE SIZE OF YOUR PICTURES so the total you’re uploading isn’t any larger than 24 MB.
If your nomination is submitted successfully you will get a copy of your nomination emailed without the pictures attached to it at the email address listed in the nominator’s information with the following message at the top of the nomination information “Hello, Your nomination has been sent to the WCHF. Thank you for your time.”
If you don’t receive an email with a copy of the nomination with the above message, please check your Junk/Spam Folder.
(PLEASE double check the nominator’s email address to make sure it’s typed correctly before submitting)