Nominations for 2015 LCA Awards


for outstanding contributions to Leonbergers, the Leonberger Club of America or other efforts worthy of note. Please see award descriptions and designate for which award you have in mind for your nomination and submit a written description of the reasons you are making your nomination.*
Thank you,
The Heinrich Essig Award Committee

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 Heinrich Essig Award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication to the club sustained over the course of many 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 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.

Please submit nominations to by February 28th, 2015
HEA Committee: Yves Parent, Carin Shadwick, Linda Spiro, Glen Ferguson and Mary Decher, Chair
*The committee will evaluate all nominations and assess which awards, if any, are appropriate to the nominee. The committee may also elect to defer awards to a subsequent year depending on circumstances.