National Day of the Cowboy
Cowboy Keeper Award™
The Board of Directors of the National Day of the Cowboy organization bestows its annual Cowboy Keeper Award on organizations and individuals whom it determines have made a substantial contribution to the preservation of pioneer heritage, as well as to those whose efforts support the continued growth and preservation of Cowboy culture.
Although artwork for the award is contributed by a different painter each year, the Cowboy Keeper Award itself was originally conceived in memory and in honor of cowgirl and artist, the late Joelle Smith.
To nominate an individual or an organization for the Cowboy Keeper Award, send a letter or email explaining in detail why you feel the person or group should receive the award. Two additional letters or emails supporting your nomination must also be provided. Nominations must be received no later than March 31 each year.