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BASIC CRITERIA FOR RECOGNITION




HUMANTARIAN AWARD (Official Induction)



The "Humanitarian Award" recognizes those person who using Taekwondo as a tool devotes an extraordinary amount of their time and energy to the improvement of the human condition, doing so with a mindset of acceptance of every human for plainly just being human while ignoring and abolishing biased social views, prejudice, and racism in the process.



LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT (Official Induction)



The "Lifetime Achievement Award" recognizes the person who primarily more than 25-30 years has contributed to the development, preservation and promotion of Taekwondo in more than one capacity. Those capacities may include but are not limited to being a competitor, coach, trainer, instructor or leader whether elected or appointed. That person does not necessarily have been what is deemed to be a Grandmaster. The person should be one who over the years has demonstrated moral character, and sound judgment.



PIONEER INSTRUCTOR (Official Induction or Certificate of Special Recognition)



The "Pioneer Instructor Award" gives recognition to a person who was the first person of dan level to teach Taekwondo in his/her country or territory. Persons receiving "Pioneer Instructor" designation may also be referred to as "Founder of Taekwondo" or "Father or Taekwondo" in his country or territory. However in cases where it is later learned that there was a previous instructor the initial designee may only refer to himself/herself as "Pioneer"




LITERARY EXCELLENCE AWARD (Certificate of Special Recognition)



Special Recognition give to those who have written books or magazine articles which have significantly educated the taekwondo community (history, etc)



EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP (Official Induction or Certificate of Special Recognition)



One who has been appointed or elected to a leadership position in his/her organization and has served in that capacity for several years. The person should be one who has consistently demonstrated good moral character and sound judgment and over those years has contributed significantly to the stability and growth of the organization



OUTSTANDING REFEREE (Certificate of Special Recognition or Official Induction)



One who over the years has demonstrated excellence as a referee and in doing so gained the admiration and respect of his/her peers and organization



COACH OF THE YEAR (Official Induction or Certificate of Special Recognition)



The "Coach of the Year Award" gives recognition to a male of female Taekwondo coach who has led team(s) or players to victory during past or recent years in major national or international competition. The person making the nomination should utilize an objective or verifiable data source for the acquisition of the candidate's record as a successful coach such as official records, internet based queries, and/or printed trade related publications. If internet based query is the primary component of acquisition, the person making the selection should also verify the competitive record by interviews with other reliable sources who have personal knowledge of the athlete's record. The person forwarding the nomination should be objective and consider other candidates with whom he or she has not been personally involved.




PIONEER COMPETITOR (Official Induction or Certificate of Special Recognition)



The "Pioneer Competitor Award" gives recognition to a male of female Taekwondo athlete who has successfully competed at the black belt level in a recognized regional, national or international competition during the earliest years of competition in his or her country. The person making the nomination should utilize an objective or verifiable data source for the acquisition of the candidate's competitive record such as official records, internet based queries, and/or printed trade related publications. If Internet based query is the primary component of acquisition, the person making the selection should also verify the competitive record by interviews with other reliable sources who have personal knowledge of the athlete's record. While the person forwarding the nomination may also be the coach of the athlete that person should be objective and consider other candidates with whom he or she has not been personally involved.




COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR (Certificate of Special Recognition)



The "Competitor of the Year Award" gives recognition to a male of female Taekwondo athlete who has successfully competed in an international competition over the past 1 to 5 years. The person making the nomination should utilize an objective or verifiable data source for the acquisition of the candidate's competitive record such as official records, internet based queries, and/or printed trade related publications. If internet based query is the primary component of acquisition, the person making the selection should also verify the competitive record by interviews with other reliable sources who have personal knowledge of the athlete's record. While the person forwarding the nomination may also be the coach of the athlete that person should be objective and consider other candidates with whom he or she has not been personally involved.




YOUTH EXCELLENCE AWARD (Certificate of Special Recognition only)



While diligently practicing the martial art of Taekwondo that person (whose current age is between 13-17) must have maintained an above average scholastic record and demonstrated, leadership ability, uncommon maturity, self-discipline inside and outside of the dojang, as well as demonstrate personality traits characteristic of an ideal role model. Consideration of the award to persons whose age is lower than 13 is at the discretion of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame.