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The Rocky Talkie Search and Rescue Award recognizes search and rescue teams for their invaluable service. Awards will be distributed to four teams. Each winner will be determined based on the applicant's description of a particularly notable or heroic 2020 rescue operation which illustrates the team’s skill level, passion, and dedication. We welcome nominations from SAR team members as well as rescued individuals.

Applications will be accepted up until 11:59 PM on December 20th, 2020. The four finalists will then be selected by a small group of SAR professionals and the Rocky Talkie team. Finalists will be announced on January 15, 2021. The community will then have one week to vote on the finalists. Community voting will determine the final selection.

Awards:
1st - $5,000
2nd - $2,500
3rd - $1,500
4th - $1,000

Eligibility: Any search and rescue team that is registered in the U.S. as a non-profit.

How to Apply: Send an email to Support@RockyTalkies.com using the subject line: "Rocky Talkie SAR Award". Applicants may nominate either local teams they admire, or their own team. Please include the following information in your emailed application:

  1. Your name and phone number
  2. The name of the SAR team you’re nominating
  3. An in-depth description of a 2020 rescue operation where the SAR team went above and beyond in their duty (300 to 500 words). Feel free to include photos, maps, and links to social media or websites.

This award is funded by the Rocky Talkie Pledge. Learn more here.