Awards and Honors

Recognition Throughout the Years

Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame
  • Inducted April 2013
The Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame honors the men and women, committees and associations, and the livestock that champions the Western lifestyle and supports the sport of Rodeo. This honor represents the brilliant effort and dedication of cowboys, cowgirls, volunteers and personnel that make Rodeo and the State of Texas so proud. It is the dedication and talents of the contestants and the support of communities across the Lone Star State, to come together and enjoy competitive rodeo action at an elite level.

IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards
  • Silver – Best Social Media Site
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • First Place (tie) – Individual Social Media Idea/Effort (Harlem Shake RODEOHOUSTON Style)
Texas Festivals & Events Association
  • First Place – Best TV Promotion
  • First Place – Best Full-Length TV Program
  • First Place – Best Event Video
  • First Place – Best Radio Promotion
  • First Place – Best Festival/Event Mobile App
  • First Place – Best Event/Organization Newsletter, "Bowlegged H" Magazine
  • First Place – Best Miscellaneous Printed Material – Multipage
  • First Place – Best Press/Media Kit
  • First Place – Best New Merchandise
International Festivals and Events Association
  • Gold – Best Radio Promotion
  • Gold – Best T-shirt Design
  • Gold – Best Pin or Button
  • Bronze – Best Organizational Website
  • Bronze – Best Event/Organization Newsletter, "Bowlegged H" Magazine
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • First Place – Best Individual Social Media Idea or Effort, 2012 Rodeo Rockstar
  • Second Place – Overall Social Media Campaign
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • First Place – Printed Newsletter: “Bowlegged H” Magazine
  • Second Place – Website
  • Third Place – Poster
  • Third Place – Printed Promotional Material: Purpose Brochure
  • Third Place – Media Guide/Press Kit
Houston Press
  • Best Use of a Smartphone – RodeoHouston® App
International Festivals and Events Association
  • Gold – Best Full Length TV Program (local): 2011 RodeoHouston BP Super Series Championship
  • Gold – Best Social Media Site: RodeoHouston Facebook Fanpage
  • Gold – Best Pin or Button
  • Silver – Best Radio Promotion
  • Silver – Best Organizational Website
  • Silver – Best Event/Organization Newsletter: “Bowlegged H” Magazine
  • Silver – Best New Merchandise: Bull Rider Coffee Mug
The Rotary Club of Houston
  • Distinguished Citizen Award
Texas Association of Partners in Education
  • Gold Award in the Community Partnership – School Art Program
Texas Association of Fairs and Events
  • First Place – Best TV Promotion
  • First Place – Best Media Guide/Press Kit
  • First Place – Best Radio Promotion
  • First Place – Best New Media Platform
  • First Place – Best E-Newsletter
  • First Place – Best Newspaper Insert/Supplement
  • First Place – Best Website
  • First Place – Best Newsletter
  • First Place – Best Exhibitors Handbook
  • Second Place – Best Program/Brochure/Flyer
  • Second Place – Best Miscellaneous Printed Materials
  • Second Place – Best Promotional Poster
International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  • First Place for E-mail/Web Newsletter – Rodeo Roundup E-newsletter
  • First Place for Printed Newsletter – "Bowlegged H" Magazine
  • Second Place for Magazine Ad
  • Third Place for Printed Promotional Piece
  • Third Place for Media Guide
  • Third Place for Best Use of Social Media
Livestock Publications Council
  • First Place for Feature/Human Interest Story – “Bowlegged H” Magazine, Myrtis Dightman
  • First Place Event/Show Program – 2009 Visitors Guide
  • First Place General Excellence – Website
  • Second Place – Association Website
  • Second Place for Single Article Layout and Design – “Bowlegged H” Magazine, From Show to Shasta
  • Second Place General Excellence: Association Publication – “Bowlegged H” Magazine
Tarleton State University
  • The Show was inducted into the John Tarleton Society as a platinum member.
Texas 4-H Development Foundation
  • The award was given on behalf of the Texas 4-H Foundation for the 51 years of continued support the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has provided to the 4-H youth of Texas through the significant scholarship and programmatic support. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the oldest and largest continual supporter in the history of the Texas 4-H Foundation.
Texas Festivals & Events Association
  • Best Pin or Button – 2010 Show Pin
  • Best Sponsor Solicitation Video
  • Best Social Media Site – RodeoHouston® Facebook Page
  • Best Miscellaneous Multimedia – RodeoHouston Radio
  • Best Event/Organization E-newsletter – Rodeo Roundup E-newsletter
  • Best Full-Length TV Program – RodeoHouston Super Series Semifinal 2 Broadcast
  • Best Radio Promotion
  • Best Event/Organization Newsletter – "Bowlegged H" Magazine
University of Houston
  • President's Medallion - highest award the university president can bestow. Recognizes individuals or organizations who have distinguished themselves by contributing passion, leadership, generous financial support, and service to the University of Houston
Texas Association of Fairs and Events
  • First Place – Best Web Site
  • First Place – Best Newspaper insert/supplement
  • First Place – Best T-shirt design
  • First Place – Best Pin, Badge, or Button
  • First Place – Best Newsletter, "Bowlegged H" Magazine
  • First Place – Best Program/Brochure/Flyer-4 or more colors
  • First Place – Best Premium Book
  • Second Place – Best Miscellaneous Printed Material
  • Second Place – Best Promotional Poster
  • Second Place – Best Other Merchandise (School Art note cards)
Keep Houston Beautiful 25th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner
  • 2009 Outstanding Partner
International Fairs and Events Association
  • Gold – Best Sponsorship Program for Individual Sponsor Budget over $1.5 million
Carnival Warehouse
  • 2009 Top Fair in the Continent
Texas Association of Fairs and Events
  • First Place – Best Promotional Poster
  • First Place – Best Program/Brochure/Flyer-4 or more colors
  • First Place – Best Newsletter, "Bowlegged H" Magazine
West Texas A&M First Choice Award
  • In recognition of the support the Show has provided to the university through scholarships.
Houston Press Club
  • Second Place – Lone Star Award, Spring 2008 issue of "Bowlegged H" Magazine
Baylor Research Advocates for Student Scientists (BRASS)
  • Angel of the Year
International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions
  • Communications Award for Outstanding Web site
American Marketing Association – Houston
  • Best Sports/Entertainment Marketer of the Year
ProRodeo Hall of Fame
  • In July of 2008, RodeoHouston® was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in Colorado Springs, Colo.
PRCA
  • Top Rough Stock Remuda of the Year (best overall bucking bulls and horses)
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
The Press Club of Houston
  • First Place Public Relations Article – "Cowboys of Color" (Bowlegged H Magazine)
The Press Club of Houston
  • Honorable Mention – Public Relations Magazine ("Bowlegged H" Magazine)
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
The Press Club of Houston
  • Second Place – Public Relations Magazine (Bowlegged H Magazine)
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
The Press Club of Houston
  • Third Place – Public Relations Magazine ("Bowlegged H" Magazine)
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year
PRCA
  • ProRodeo Indoor Rodeo Committee of the Year