Spinone Club of America Nomination for Awards
SCOA Awards Committee
Thank you for choosing to nominate your dog, another member’s dog, or a fellow member for a
prestigious Spinone Club of America perpetual trophy. These awards recognize the best of our
Spinone community for either an annual or a lifetime achievement. While many owners and dogs
may be deserving in any given year, only one will be awarded each trophy.
This nomination process isn’t to be taken lightly! When putting forth your nomination, think of it
as assembling a resume for a high-level position. What will set your candidate apart from the
others? Can you provide documentation of awards and titles received? Do you have photos?
Provide details. Tell the story of why you think this person or dog should be awarded.
For the Award of Recognition, please provide names, birthdates, and titles of puppies.
Documentation of titles for all the awards, especially Rufus, Kemo, and Ty Cup is particularly
helpful. Give the Awards Committee ample reasons to consider your nomination.
If your candidate is not selected, it does not mean they didn’t deserve it, only that another was
selected that year. Please consider nominating your candidate again!
Remember, only nominated dogs and people will be considered for awards. Nominators and
nominees must both be members in good standing of SCOA.
In an effort to promote objectivity and eliminate bias, Awards Committee members will not
nominate dogs for awards. Other SCOA members may nominate the dogs of Awards Committee
members, however Committee members will recuse themselves from the vote for awards in which
they, their dog, or a dog they have bred is a nominee.
Electronic nominations are preferred. Send nominations to the Awards Committee Chair at
[email protected] If submitting via US Mail, please send to:
2486 Rendezvous Road
Driggs, Idaho 83422
__________________________________________ (Print Name of Nominator)
__________________________________________ (Signature of Nominator)
__________________________________________ (E-mail Address)
Spinone Club of America Nomination for Awards
Name of Dog (Full Title) __________________________________________________________
Handler (If different than owner) __________________________________________________
Place an X beside the award for which you are nominating.
____ Kemo Cup: In recognition of the top performance in the field during the previous Calendar
year by a Spinone Italiano. Only NAVHDA and AKC field performance will be considered.
____ Rufus Cup: In recognition of the Spinone demonstrating exceptional performance in the field
and conformation ring. Only NAVHDA and AKC field performance shall be considered. This award
is not bound by the previous calendar year rule and can be awarded for a lifetime of achievement.
This should be a Spinone who has prized in a NAVHDA Utility Test, is at least an AKC Senior Hunter, and has
excelled in the conformation ring.
____ TY Cup: In recognition of a Spinone that demonstrates exceptional performance in three or
more areas of activity. Performance in NAVHDA events and AKC events including conformation,
hunt testing, obedience, rally obedience, agility, and tracking shall be considered when evaluating
performance for this award. Other AKC events and titles may be considered. This award is not
bound by the previous calendar rule and can be awarded for a lifetime of achievement.
____ COS Cup: In recognition of the ultimate companion Spinone. The Awards Committee will rely
upon detailed nominations and testimonials to determine the Spinone that most typifies the “Best
Spinone to hang out with.” This trophy is not bound by the previous calendar year and can be awarded for
a lifetime of achievement.
____ Asti’s Compassion Trophy: This trophy is awarded in recognition of Asti’s career, the efforts
of those special therapy Spinone who follow in his giant paw prints, the compassion Asti spent his
life sharing as he lifted the human spirit of those in need. This award is not bound by the previous
calendar year rule and can be awarded for a lifetime of achievement.
____ Award of Recognition: Awarded to the Spinone sire or dam who has produced offspring of
significance to the breed. This award is based on the accomplishments of direct offspring only.
Nominations will list each offspring, their AKC names, call names, birthdates, titles, awards and
significant accomplishments. Performance in NAVHDA and AKC events, including hunting,
conformation, obedience, rally, therapy, etc. should be described in detail.
____ Volunteer of the Year: In recognition of the ultimate SCOA volunteer. Awarded to the club
member epitomizing the spirit of volunteerism to benefit the breed and club. This individual has
made a significant contribution to SCOA. This award isn’t limited to the previous calendar year.
Please attach your nomination to this form, including photos, accomplishments, and all documentation, as to
why you believe this person or dog should be considered for this award. Provide as much information as you
can to describe to the Awards Committee why your nomination should be considered. Questions? Send
email to [email protected] Thank you for your nomination!