The Greater Ohio Showmen’s Association believes it is important to recognize those who go above and beyond in our industry.  We honor these individuals during two award periods each year.

Annual Awards

The GOSA board votes on annual awards every year at the November board meeting. Anytime throughout the season is the time to reflect on and recognize anyone who stood out in word or deed with achievement in various categories.  These presentations are a highlight at the annual meeting in January and feature also a showperson of the year and lifetime achievement award.  Click HERE to access the annual award nomination form.  You have until November 1 to submit nominations.

Spring Awards

These awards offer an opportunity for the membership of the GOSA to acknowledge outstanding Fair Managers, OFMA District Directors and support staff at events we work throughout the season.  These awards are presented at Spring Dinners. We also choose a Festival of the Year at this time, presented at the OFEA convention in November, or at the festival itself when scheduling permits.  Click HERE to access to spring award nomination form.  You have until March 1 to submit nominations.  Selections will be made at the March board meeting each year.

Please note:  Include at least one sentence in support of your nominee(s).  Nominations without supporting narrative will not be considered.  Nominations are accepted only from our paid members.  Anonymous nominations are not accepted.