MHOF AWARDS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Awards - Descriptions of each of the seven awards

The Mascot Hall of Fame Awards are currently divided into six different areas . . .

  • Greatest Community Impact - A program within the organization’s community that is spearheaded by the team or school’s mascot which directly benefits the community. The program can be any type of effort which helps with specific needs within the community; Educational, fighting hunger, public safety, etc.

    Categories to include (5): Major League Sports, Minor League Sports, Collegiate, High School, and Corporate.

  • Best In-Game Routine or Skit - An in-game routine or skit that the mascot performs during the sporting event for the team or school. It could be a single routine/skit or a series of the same routine/skit that is performed all season long. 

    Categories to include (4): Major League Sports, Minor League Sports, Collegiate, and High Schools.

  • Best Video Short - A produced video featuring the mascot. This video could be used online, on social, or at a live event. Videos should be judged on originality, creativity, and entertainment value. Does not have to be sport related.

    Categories to include (4): Major League Sports, Minor League Sports, Collegiate, and High Schools.

  • Best Corporate use for Brand - Specific to corporate mascots where corporations use their mascot to positively enhance their brand to the public.
  • Best Independent Mascot - Specific to mascots not affiliated with a professional sports team, college, high school, or corporation. Mascot program that sets itself apart in all that it does as compared against its peers and other affiliated programs.
  • Best Collegiate Live Animal Mascot Program - Specific to live animal mascot programs at the collegiate levels, including all NCAA Divisions and NAIA programs. The program that best embodies its university or school and positively enhances the institutions mission.
  • Best Collegiate Live Human Mascot Program - Specific to live human mascot programs at the collegiate levels, including all NCAA Divisions and NAIA programs. The program that best embodies its university or school and positively enhances the institutions mission.
Mascot Categories - Mascots fall into one of six different categories

Mascot programs fall into one of five different categories, depending on the category they fall in will determine which awards they can be nominated for and potentially win.

  1. Major League Sports (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, CFL, MLS, WNBA)
  2. Minor League Sports (MiLB, AHL, ECHL, USHL, NBA G, USL)
  3. Collegiate (NCAA Div I, NCAA DIV II, NCAA DIV III, NAIA )
  4. High Schools
  5. Corporate
  6. Independent (Not part of a corporation, school, or professional sports team)

If you have a question about your mascot and what category it is, or if we will consider it's nomination please contact us with your question.

Nominations - What mascots can be nominated for which awards?

Mascots can be nominated for the awards their category falls within.

For example, Major League, Minor League, and High School mascots can be nominated for three awards . . .

  1. Greatest Community Impact
  2. Best In-Game Routine or Skit
  3. Best Video Short

Corporate Mascots can be nominated for . . .

  1. Greatest Community Impact
  2. Best Corporate use for Brand

Collegiate Mascots can be nominated for . . .

  1. Greatest Community Impact
  2. Best In-Game Routine or Skit
  3. Best Video Short
  4. Best Collegiate Live Animal Mascot Program
  5. Best Collegiate Live Human Mascot Program

Independent Mascots can only be nominated for their award category . . .  Best Independent Mascot 

Can I nominate a mascot for more than one award?

Yes. As long as the mascot award falls within the scope of the mascot category. Please see the FAQ for Nominations to see what awards are available to which mascot category.

What time frame are the awards being considered for?
  • We will be accepting nominations up to the end of September. Awards are meant to be evaluated over a 12 month period of time, so we will be considering nominations for activity over the previous 12 months . . . October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
Nominations - What to enter?

To submit a nomination for a given mascot to be considered for the ballot you need to fill out a nomination form with the following information . . .

  1. Your name
  2. Your email address
  3. Name of the mascot
  4. Team or school name of the mascot, or indicate Independent or name of corporation
  5. Which award you are nominating the mascot for
  6. What mascot category the mascot falls in (Major, Minor, Collegiate, High School, Independent, Corporate)
  7. Link to an online video, or news report that exhibits why you are submitting the nomination
  8. Your rationale as to why you think the mascot is worthy of winning this award
Nomination-Voting Process - How are the final ballots crafted, and how are votes counted?

The nomination period of time will go through the month of September. At the end of September a Screening Committee made up of Mascot Hall of Fame Executive Committee members will review the nominations and come to a final decision on which programs they feel make the best ballots for each award and mascot category.

There is no current limit to the number of mascots on any of the ballots, but we do anticipate no more than ten on a single ballot.

The ballots will be announced on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Ballots will go live accepting votes on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

People can vote daily using a unique email address for every ballot they choose to submit. With 17 different Award/categories to choose from a person could submit any number of ballots, but only a single time in each award category will be accepted daily.

Ballots will close on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Voting is 100% public voting. This is purely a "Most popular" process where the public is picking the winner.

Announcement of who the winners are will be made during a live stream event on Saturday, November 19, 2022 from the Mascot Hall of Fame.

The Golden Reggy!

Each award winner will be presented with a Golden Reggy! Reggy, being the official mascot of The Mascot Hall of Fame, we felt it only fitting to cast Reggy in Gold Resin and make a small statue out of him.

There will be an on-site exhibit placed at the Mascot Hall of Fame museum which lists each year's winners of the Golden Reggy!

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