First awarded in 1975, this Award is a trophy presented annually in Sid Cutter's name by the AAAA to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport of hot air ballooning. The nominee should be an individual whose extraordinary dedication has benefited the hot air ballooning community as a whole, not just AAAA, and is someone whose actions and efforts are not otherwise widely or publicly recognized. Recipients of the Sid Cutter Award are automatically awarded an honorary membership in AAAA. The award is presented during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta awards banquet, the first week of October.
Written nominations must be submitted to the AAAA Board of Directors prior to the last day of August. Send nominations to:
AAAA Board of Directors
P.O. Box 4091
Albuquerque, NM 87196