Each year at the annual IAGSDC convention, a member of our community who has made exceptional contributions to our activity is honored with the Golden Boot award. This award is not from the IAGSDC, but is instead a personal award, made to the recipient by the previous recipient. As such, there are no rules or even guidelines for how the recipient should be selected. In the past, the award has been given to individuals, groups, and organizations. The past awards are listed at the IAGSDC History Wiki, along with the award speeches.