To recognize the valued efforts of the members of UFWDA, there are several annual awards made at the Annual Meeting.

The JACK EDWARDS MEMORIAL AWARD is named in honor of Jack Edwards, a long time, dedicated four wheeler from California. Jack Edwards worked hard to strengthen associations and unify all four wheelers, by encouraging their involvement in the sport. In short, Jack Edwards represented what we all strive too be.

This award is given annually, at the Annual Meeting, to the Organization judged by the Board of Directors to have participated in the greatest variety of United’s activities and events, and to have supported and worked for the goals of United.

All Organization bids for the Jack Edwards Memorial Award are due by the start of the Board of Directors meeting preceding the Annual Meeting. Any additional supporting material is also due at that time. All bids shall be for the preceding year. Criteria considered in evaluating applications could include:

  • Host a UFWDA Meeting.
  • Provide input for United’s Voice
  • Attendance at, and participation in, UFWDA meetings
  • Obtaining new members for UFWDA
  • Promotion of recreational four wheeling by participation in major education programs, conservation projects, and the meetings and activities of fellow Organizations.

The FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD is designed to recognize, on a national level, the overall significant achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of recreational four wheeling.

Notify all Organizations in good standing to nominate a maximum of two members for consideration. Organizations are to be notified at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting and included in the notification is the deadline for nominations to be completed. Nomination letter from the Organization is to contain reasons for nomination and activities the nominee has participated in for the past twelve (12) months including club, association, Organization and United.

The ENVIRONMENTAL FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR AWARD is designed to recognize, on a national level, the overall significant achievements and contributions of individuals to the sport of recreational four wheeling.

Notify all Organizations in good standing to nominate a maximum of two members for consideration. Organizations are to be notified at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting and included in the notification is the deadline for nominations to be completed. Nomination letter from the Organization is to contain reasons for nomination and activities the nominee has participated in for the past twelve (12) months including club, association, Organization, and United.

The UFWDA VOLUNTEER CONSERVATION AWARD recognizes that volunteer efforts help members of the public enjoy a quality recreation experience. The UFWDA Volunteer Conservation Award is our way of recognizing these volunteer efforts. These efforts include Adopt-a-Trail work, clean-up events, restoration efforts, and other activities that promote environmental stewardship.

Invite all Organizations in good standing to nominate a maximum of two members for consideration. Organizations are to be notified at least ninety (90) days prior to the Annual Meeting and included in the notification is the deadline for nominations to be completed. Nomination letter from the Organization is to contain reasons for nomination and activities the nominee has participated in for the past twelve (12) months including club, association, Organization, and United.