Beginning in 2010, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists established its Legacy Award, to honor members primarily for significant, long-term contributions to the NSNC.
The inaugural recipients, presented at the 2010 annual conference in Bloomington, Ind.:
- George Smith of the Anniston (Ala.) Star
- “Big Bob” Hill of the Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal, retired
Future Legacy laureates will be listed on this page. The Legacy is not necessarily an annual award. The NSNC board selects the recipients, and welcomes informal nominations.