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Soap Box Derby Seeks Nominations For 2021 Hall of Fame and Youth Service Awards


International Soap Box Derby, Inc., is seeking nominations for the organization’s Class of 2021 inductees into the Soap Box Derby Hall of Fame and for the President’s Youth Volunteer Service Award.

“With the rich history of the Soap Box Derby, we look forward to this year’s election of the top men and women who have made significant service or financial contributions to the Derby over the years. In addition, the youth awards allow us to recognize the great efforts of our Soap Box Derby competitors in their home communities and in Akron at the world championships,” said Mark Gerberich, president and chief executive officer of International Soap Box Derby, Inc.

To be considered for the Hall of Fame, candidates must have a minimum of 20 years’ volunteer service at the local or national level or have made a significant financial or sponsorship contribution to the program.  Former racers of at least 10 years ago or Derby staff members with a minimum of 10 years’ service also can be nominated.

Candidates for the Youth Volunteer Service Award must be under the age of 21 and have made a significant impact as a volunteer or mentor to other young racers.

Complete details of award criteria and submission requirements for the Hall of Fame and President’s Youth Volunteer Service Awards are available on the Soap Box Derby’s website:


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Nominations are due by Friday, May 14, and awards will be presented during the 83rd FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby activities in July.