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The Annual NRA Club Awards Program

Each year the National Rifle Association recognizes outstanding clubs, state associations, youth clubs and an individual or organization for public service. The Annual Awards program recognizes significant accomplishments achieved in areas of organization, operation and public service rendered. The four award categories are as follows:

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Outstanding Club Award

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Outstanding State Association Award

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Outstanding Youth Club Award

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Public Service Award

Winners are invited as an official guest to the NRA Fall Board of Directors Meeting as well as the President's Reception. The visit includes a trip to NRA Headquarters, allowing you to visit the National Firearms Museum and the NRA's state-of-the-art shooting range, in addition to a driving tour highlighting some of the historic sites and places of interest in Washington, D.C. NRA covers the cost of travel expenses, meals and lodging for the award winners.

In addition, all Club Award recipients receive:

  • A free range evaluation from an NRA Range Team Advisor
  • A free year of club membership
  • $1,000 award


Apply For An Award

The deadline for submission for consideration of these awards is December 1 annually. Mail completed applications to: National Manager, Clubs & Associations, National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030.


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Congratulations to our 2021 Club Award Winners!

Awards Recipients
Outstanding Youth Club Award Arlington Rifle and Pistol Club
Outstanding State Association Award New York State Rifle & Pistol Association

Congratulations to our 2020 Club Award Winner!

Award Recipient
Outstanding State Association Award Iowa Firearms Coalition

More Awards

Explore other opportunities that recognize and reward outstanding individuals for their involvement with the shooting sports in their community.

Each year, the National Rifle Association recognizes outstanding clubs that have gone above and beyond by striving to meet NRA's goals. Meeting the Gold Medal standard is a great way to show your pride and support for the NRA and the Second Amendment.

Ms. Marion P. Hammer has influenced many in her fight to preserve Second Amendment freedoms. To honor her pioneering spirit, the National Rifle Association bestows the Marion P. Hammer Women of Distinction Award in her name.

To honor Sybil Ludington's accomplishments and the accomplishments of modern heroines, the National Rifle Association bestows the prestigious Sybil Ludington Women's Freedom Award in her name.

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For more information about the NRA Club Awards, please call (800) NRA-CLUB or email [email protected].

Scholarships, Awards & Contests

The NRA is proud to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of members, young shooters, women, law enforcement and clubs with scholarships, awards and contests.