Selection & Nominee Process

Criteria for selection of nominees for the Houston Sports Awards

Any athlete, coach or administrator, male or female, living or deceased, that has either played or served in sport in the Greater Houston area, or is from the Greater Houston area and played or served in sport, is eligible for nomination for the Houston Sports Awards..

Number of people on the selection committee

There shall be at least 21 members on the selection committee. The committee shall be comprised of sportswriters and electronic sports media members who reside, work or cover Houston area sports. One member of the committee shall serve as the chairman.


Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted online at the bottom of this page.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1st. 

Click here for nomination form



The selection committee shall meet every year to determine who is placed on the official Houston Sports Award nomination ballot. The ballot is comprised of 10 categories. 3, Legacy Awards, & 7 Category Awards. The Legacy Awards category nominees will be voted on and the winner decided by the selection committee at a later date. The Category Awards nominees will be voted down to 3 per category and will be placed on the official nominee ballot. Those 3 Legacy Winners and the 21 Category nominees will be invited to the Houston Sports Awards. The Harris County Houston Sports Authority staff will prepare the bios once the ballot has been selected, and nominees will be announced. Selection committee will determine winners with input from online fan voting.

Acceptance Process

All nominees will be invited to the Houston Sports Awards show & Gala. Winners need not be present to win, but must accept either in person or via live or taped video.


Selection Committee By-Laws Amendments

Selection committee by-laws and amendments are approved by the Houston Sports Awards Executive Committee.