Rich Clarkson covered numerous Olympic Games and supervised the photography at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. In his time Clarkson created many of the iconic images of the sport.

Recipients of the award have been:

2015 – Thomas BOYD (The Oregonian)
2014 – Errol ANDERSON
2013 – Kevin CLARK, Brain Davies, Chris PIETSCH (Eugene Register-Guard)
2012 – Kirby LEE
2011 – Rich RUSSELL
2010 – Cheryl TREWORGY (Pretty Sporty Photography)
2009 – Bill FRAKES (Sports Illustrated)