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.