The Heinrich Essig Award: The Heinrich Essig Award is the LCA’s highest honor. It is named after the man that tradition holds created the Leonberger breed; Heinrich Essig, a town counselor in the town of Leonberg, Germany. The HEA is presented to individuals who have demonstrated sustained and exceptional dedication to the club and/or breed over a period of at least five (5) years. This award comes with a life long membership.
The Leo Award: The Leo Award is given for exceptional work on a particular project, or for a body of work on behalf of the breed or the club that takes place over the course of a year. It can be awarded for a particularly well-done individual project, or for more generally applied excellence.
The Leonberger Heart Award: Sometimes people do things that don’t really benefit the breed or the club as a whole, but which show remarkable heart nonetheless. The Leonberger Heart Award has been created to honor these people.
Certificates of Appreciation: Certificates of Appreciation are awarded to anyone who has done any type of work for which the Club should express special appreciation. It generally refers to work over the past year, but is not limited to any particular time period.
To submit a nomination, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017.