Nominations Sought for Lifetime Achievement Award

by Amy Fast | Aug 24, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Nominations are being sought for the PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement Award. This award was created to recognize PRCA members who have dedicated their lives to the rodeo industry for their commitment, work and contributions. Any active member (or active life member) of the PRCA may nominate eligible contract personnel members for the award.

Nominees must have been a PRCA member for a minimum of 15 years, and may not have won a yearly contract personnel award within 15 years of the date of nomination (life members may be nominated even if they are not actively renewed). Nomination letters of 500 words or less can be mailed to the PRCA, 101 ProRodeo Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 or e-mailed to between now and Sept. 1.

All nominations will be reviewed by an external selection panel. The top five nominees will be included on a final ballot mailed out no later than Sept. 15. The final ballots will be sent to contract personnel members who have participated in at least one rodeo within that rodeo year. Ballots are to be returned no later than Oct. 15.

For more information, contact Brandy Sorenson at the PRCA National Headquarters, 719.593.8840.

Also, nomination ballots for the year-end awards were sent out Aug. 1. All nominations must be received by the PRCA Auditing Firm no later than Sept. 1. For purposes of voting categorization, the lists of dress/comedy, stock contracting firms and rodeo committees are available online at

Courtesy of PRCA