Athlete of the Year Nomination

Please complete the nomination form below to enter your 2017 State Games of America Athlete of the Year nominee.

Form must be submitted separately for each category: Adult Female, Adult Male, Youth Female and Youth Male.

Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. onAugust 22, 2017

Each year after the closing of the Summer Games, an adult female, adult male, youth female and youth malewill be selected as the Athlete of the Year by the Meijer State Games of Michigan. Coaches, Parents, Spectators as well as athletes will have the chance throughout the games to submit their nomination of who they think deserves this award.

The final selection will be based on the following criteria: participation in the 2017 State Games of America (or State Games of Michigan Winter/Summer Games), attitude and effort, sportsmanship, overall athletic participation and achievement, special attributes or circumstances, athlete's motivation/reason for being involved in sports, why the athlete represents the spirit of amateur athletics and the State Games movement. Winning athletes will then be nominated for the 2017 National Congress of State Games Athlete of the Year.

The deadline to nominate an athlete for the Athlete of the Yearaward is August 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm (EST).

Athlete of the Year
Athlete Information
First Name:
Last Name:
2017 Event Participated In:
Birth Date:
2016 or 2017 Award(s) Won:
Submit a link for media stories about your athlete:
Tell us about the athlete and why they should be selected.
Nominator Information
Nominator's Name:
Nominator's Email:
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The National Congress of State Games, in an effort to recognize amateur athletes and further the purposes of the state games movement, have established Athlete of the Year awards. The awards will be presented to athletes from a recognized State Games who represent the ideals of the State Games: participation, sportsmanship, effort and positive attitude. National winners will be chosen from among the individual state Athletes of the Year.

Note: More detailed nominations typically increase the chances of the nominee being chosen as the Athlete of the Year. However, all nominations are appreciated, even if just the required fields are submitted.