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Community Achievement Award

Community Achievement Award

The American Kennel Club Community Achievement Award supports and recognizes outstanding public education and legislation efforts conducted by AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized federations. and their members.

Recipients of the award are selected for successfully promoting responsible dog ownership within their communities or for effectively introducing, monitoring or responding to legislative issues affecting dog ownership.

The Community Achievement Award is awarded in two possible categories:

  • To an AKC-affiliated club or AKC-recognized federation
  • To an individual who is a member of an AKC-affiliated club or AKC-recognized federation

Community Achievement Award recipients are announced quarterly. Honorees receive certificates of recognition and a $1,000 contribution is made to the honoree’s club or federation to further public education and government relations efforts within their communities.  The AKC sends press releases to the honorees’ local media and publishes the honorees’ names and summaries of the award-winning activities on the AKC web site and in AKC publications and newsletters.

Nominations may be submitted by an officer of an AKC-affiliated club or AKC-recognized federation, or may be self-nominated.

Send nomination forms, photos and documentation to:

Emily Holmes
American Kennel Club
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 10178
(919) 816-3549


Consider nominating your club, federation or fellow member! Click on the link below to download a nomination form.

Update: For the fourth quarter only, any AKC-affiliated clubs, AKC-recognized federations and their members who host an AKC RDO Day event in their community are eligible for nomination. In order to qualify for the award, the club must hold its event in the month of September. Nominations for the AKC Community Achievement Awards are accepted year-round, however, due to the fact that the 4th quarter awards are dedicated solely to AKC RDO Day, nominations for RDO Day events will not be accepted for consideration for the three remaining quarters.

Community Achievement Award Links

For more information about the Community Achievement Award program, contact