The Taylor Dodson Award recognizes a young professional who is less than 40 years of age.
Member of AAHPERD for at least 5 consecutive years prior to being nominated for the award and live in the district at the time of the award
Less than 40 years of age as of January 1 in the year in which the award is to granted
Be a contributor within the HPERD fields or to the profession through allied fields
Be of high moral character whose contributions have most fully expressed the spirit of service which the award represents
At least 5 years meritorious service in Southern District and have gained prominence through some of the following: excellence in teaching; outstanding administrative achievement; significant contributions in research; leadership in professional organizations, including state and national contributions to professional literature or outstanding community service
Nominees may work at K-12 schools, colleges/universities, or in settings affiliated with the professional interests of SDAAHPERD.