In 1990, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum (formerly National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center) established the Chester A. Reynolds Award, named in honor of the founder of the Museum. This special award does not include an induction into one of the Museum’s three Halls of Fame. For Nomination Form click here.
Criteria for Nomination
The Chester A. Reynolds Award is presented to a living honoree or group that has notably perpetuated the legacy of the American West through one or a combination of the following.
Dedicated to or promotion of the ideals of individualism, honesty, humility and integrity that are closely identified with the American West
A distinguished life’s work as a rancher, cowboy, or ranch hand
Leadership within professions or businesses that define themselves through their strong connection with the American West
The Award seeks to recognize individuals or groups who have demonstrated, through a single remarkable achievement or body of quality of work over a period of years, unwavering commitment to Western ideals and values.