World Acrobatics Society

Gallery of Legends - Hall of Fame

Nomination Guidelines & Criteria

Note: To make a nomination you must have a current 2020 WAS membership.

For questions or to verify your membership, contact: worldacro@gmail.com

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Guidelines for Nomination of an Acrobatic Gymnastics/Cheer Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 2 years as a competitive athlete at a National level.
  • Minimum of 2 years as an athlete at an International level.
  • Participated in or won a World and/or Olympic Medal/Competition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of an Artistic Gymnastics Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 4 years as a competitive athlete at a National level.
  • Minimum of 2 years as an athlete at an International level.
  • Participated in or won a World and/or Olympic Medal/Competition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of a Diving Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 4 years as a competitive athlete at a National level.
  • Minimum of 2 years as an athlete at an International level.
  • Participated in or won a World and/or Olympic Medal/Competition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of an Extreme Sports Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 2 years as a competitive athlete at a National level.
  • Minimum of 2 years as an athlete at an International level.
  • Participated in or won a World and/or Olympic Medal/Competition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of a Professional Acrobatic Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a professional athlete.
  • Spent time as a professional acrobat at a National level.
  • Minimum of 2 years as a professional acrobat at an International level.
  • Participated in World/International level performances or received world/international recognition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of a Tumbling/Trampoline Legend

  • Minimum of 5 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 2 years as a competitive athlete at a National level.
  • Minimum of 5 years as an athlete at an International level.
  • Participated in or won a World and/or Olympic Medal/Competition.
  • Made an impact in this discipline beyond competitive involvement.
  • Is well-known in their field and had profound success.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of an Acrobatic Excellence Award Candidate

  • Highly recognized performance organization.
  • Ideally, a minimum of 25 years displaying acrobatic excellence at events or promoting such events
    at a National or International level.
  • Made a strong impact beyond entertainment performance value in the areas of education or inspiration, on the Nation or Internationally.
  • Displays unique characteristics making the nominee highly qualified and rare.

Guidelines for Nomination of a Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Minimum of 10 years as a competitive athlete.
  • Minimum of 30 additional years of involvement in a WAS discipline.
  • Significant time spent in that discipline at National & International level.
  • Competitive athlete at a National or International level.
  • Proven success in one of the below:
  • Coached or Taught in a WAS discipline for many years. Known for the development of high-level performance or other highly successful coaches.- Writer or Author on a WAS discipline. 2 or more published works that have had a profound influence on a WAS discipline.

    - Invented or Manufactured new pieces of equipment or apparatus that resulted in a profound performance improvement of any WAS discipline.

 

Guidelines for Nomination of a Golden Achievement Award

  • Minimum of 3 years as a competitive athlete in a WAS discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years involvement in at least 1 of the listed areas below that are outside of a WAS discipline.
  • Define the impact had on the nation or world in one or more of the following:
    - Politics:
    - Administration:
    - Medicine:
    - Innovation/Invention:
    - Manufacturing:
    - Writing:
    - Choreographing
    - Coaching:
    - Teaching:

 

Guidelines for Nomination of a Charlie Pond Service Award

  • Minimum of 3 years as a paid-up member of WAS.
  • Minimum of 3 years contributing valuable services to WAS.
  • List Nominee’s contributions to WAS:
  • List any WAS office the nominee held and for how long:
    Position(s): __________________     _____ year(s)