Nominations for the Cliff Cushman Award are accepted for individuals who have played a major role in the growth and development of sports in the State of North Dakota and have promoted sports and/or sportsmanship to the public of North Dakota through their outstanding contributions. Self-nominations will not be considered.

To submit a nomination, please complete the official nomination form below.  Include any letters of recommendation/support, articles, biographies, and photos and return it to the NDSHF at 212 3rd Avenue NE, Jamestown ND 58401. You are also welcome to submit the information electronically to

Nominations are accepted throughout the year.  Nominations remain active for consideration by the Board of Directors for five years from the original submission. A nominee not elected after five years is dropped from active consideration.  Any person nominated but not elected within that five-year window may be re-nominated and then actively considered again.

Nominees are selected for induction into the NDSHF every two years. Selected nominees must attend the induction banquet in person.

Nomination Form