Media Template Updates

We are always adding great tools to the Media Template Page and now you can go there for additional tips and resources in addition to the current templates.

Outstanding Sportsmanship AwardOutstanding Sportsmanship Award Media Template - The AKC Outstanding Sportsmanship Award program was established to provide each member club with an AKC Medallion to award to one of its own on a yearly basis. This award honors those individuals who deserve special recognition that have made a difference in the sport of purebred dogs, embodied the AKC Code of Sportsmanship, and have been an active and valued member of an AKC member club. Medallions are awarded solely at the club’s discretion.

Clubs who are awarding this medallion are encouraged to publicize it in their community. We’ve created an Outstanding Sportsmanship Award Media Template for this purpose – just fill in the appropriate details and send to your local media outlets.

Inaugural winner Deb Hoff of the Fargo-Moorhead Kennel Club

New Albers Award - AKC and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR) support and recognize the outstanding disaster relief and preparedness efforts conducted by AKC-affiliated clubs and their members. In tribute to Diane Albers, AKC Delegate for the Central Florida Kennel Club and President of the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs and her tireless efforts to prepare for and react to natural disasters affecting pets in the Gulf states region of the United States, AKC and AKC CAR have created the Diane Albers Memorial Disaster Relief Award – the “Albers Award.”

The Albers Award will be granted to either an individual of an AKC club or an AKC club. Honorees will receive a plaque and their club will receive from $1,000 to $5,000 to further volunteerism in regards to disaster preparedness and / or relief efforts within their community. Nominations will be accepted throughout the year and awards may be granted once every quarter. Nominate your club.

Natural Disaster Pitching Materials - With hurricane season in full swing, and the ever-present chance for wildfires, tornadoes and more, it’s important that people know what to do with their pets in the event of a disaster.

Pitching disaster tips to your local newspaper or television station is a great way to get the word out to your community. Check out our media template page for more on dealing with natural disasters, evacuation checklists, and other information you can share with the media.