FAQ

When is the nomination submission deadline?

Nominations are accepted year round.
The deadline is August 4th.

When is the recipient to be announced?

Traditionally in September

Where can I submit my nominations?

Click here to go to the Nominations page to download a form

Or Mail / Deliver to:


Wyoming Tribune Eagle

Attn: Abbey Palma
702 W. Lincolnway
Cheyenne, WY 82001

Or Fax to: Attn: Community Spirit Award 307-633-3191

Who can answer any question that I have?

Abbey Palma – 307.633.3145

Why does the Wyoming Tribune Eagle give out this award?

Click here for the About the Award page

Created in 1998 to promote the connection between the Tribune Eagle, community involvement and Cheyenne’s largest event, the award honors individuals who have volunteered their time and efforts to make Cheyenne a better place to live.

The award draws its inspiration from the creator of Frontier Days, Col. E.A. Slack, publisher of The Daily Sun-Leader, the predecessor of The Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Slack used his influence and his newspaper to build support for a community event that would draw visitors to the young town. By first gaining the support of other influential and dedicated citizens and then by using the Sun-Leader to promote the idea, Slack successfully pulled together the first Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in September 1897.

Who chooses the recipients?

A Wyoming Tribune Eagle committee (Our Publisher, VP of Marketing, Sales and Operations and our Controller).

What criteria does the committee follow to choose the winner?

Click here for the Nominations page

The ideal candidate:

  • Demonstrates long standing community involvement.
  • Organizes others in the community for events and projects.
  • Commits to projects lasting a significant period of time.
  • Dedicates his or her time to several different programs every year, perhaps even sacrificing vacation time.
  • Has made volunteer work an integral part of his or her life.

Who are the past recipients?

Click here for the Past Winners page

Does a nominee have to be a Frontier Days volunteer to win the Community Spirit award?

No, the nominee does not have to be a CFD volunteer

What if I don’t know everything about what the nominee has done for Cheyenne but still want to nominate him or her?

Either ask the nominee’s friends or family to help you or just provide as much information as possible.