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    CATEGORIES:
1. Athletes
2. Coaches
3. Benefactors / Administrators / Contributors
4. Team / Organization / Mal Elliott Sports Media Award

    ATHLETES MUST:
A. Receive nomination.
B. Have completed serious competiton in team sports.
C. Have been an athlete who distinguished himself / herself as:
1. An outstanding athlete with attitude and abilities that future athletes can aspire to.
2. An outstanding athlete / citizen and / or achieving excellence in sports or other areas after active athletics have been completed.

    COACHES MUST:
A. Receive nomination.
B. Have achieved extraordinary success and been a positive influence on the lives of their players.
C. Exhibited the type of leadership which serves as a positive example to other coaches.

    BENEFACTORS / ADMINISTRATORS / CONTRIBUTORS MUST:
A. Receive nomination.
B. Have been active in making sports better for any of the following: players, coaches, teams, schools and organizations.

    TEAM / ORGANIZATION / MAL ELLIOTT SPORTS MEDIA AWARD MUST:
A. Have achieved athletic excellence in Wichita.

    REQUIREMENT FOR ELECTION:
 

1. Individuals from Wichita that achieved excellence through sports in Wichita.
 

2. Individuals from Wichita that achieved excellence through sports outside of Wichita.
 

3. Individuals from outside Wichita that achieved excellence through sports in Wichita.
 

4. An active or non-active / team / organization / Mal Elliott Sports Media Award winner / that achieved excellence through sports in Wichita.

    NOMINATIONS:
Nomination must be typed or printed legibly and sent to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations received by mail, fax or email, are allowed. Any person may submit a nomination. Nominations may be made year round.
Nominations not elected into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame will carry over from year to year and be considered for the next class of inductees.

    VOTING:
Each year ten individuals and one team will be elected. The media and past Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inductees will elect seven inductees and the Advisory Committee will elect three veteran inductees and the team. The President of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame may select one Wichita sports organization for enshrinement and the Mal Elliott sports media award winner, if the president so chooses.

    VETERAN INDUCTEES:
The Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring all Wichita sports figures from the turn of the century to the 1960s and all sports figures, who were behind the scenes, in ownership, management, coaching, or another facet of sports, have a means to be elected to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. Also, the Advisory Committee is responsible for all voting and nominations being done in a fair and respectable manner. The President of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame shall be responsible for breaking any ties in the nomination or voting process.

The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place in the first half of each year.