A student activities participant may not accept monetary compensation in recognition of activities ability, participation and/or achievement. (Oct. 2016)
NOTE: The giving and receiving of awards with the consent and under the supervision of the superintendent and/or principal concerned shall mean that the supervising official of each school shall have real control and supervision without pressure of any kind from outside persons or groups of persons.
A student may accept non-monetary compensation or items of value solely in recognition of activities ability, participation and/or achievement if the total monetary compensation or items of value including the actual value of any gift certificate (so long as they are not convertible to cash), discounts, coupons, etc., does not exceed the amount set by the NDHSAA Board of Directors during the Association year (July 1 -- June 30). (Oct. 2016)
INTERPRETATIONS SECTION I & II of Article IX -- Awards
- All awards must be kept within reasonable bounds. Individual awards are limited to those that do not exceed the amount set by the NDHSAA Board of Directors ($300.00). (Jan. 2016)
Non-monetary compensation or items of value does not include customary awards of symbolic nature without resale value such as the school's athletic letter, medals, ribbons, certificates, plaques, trophies and other emblems, provided the cost of the award does not exceed the amount set by the NDHSAA Board of Directors. (Oct. 2016)
NOTE: This rule does not regulate or prohibit compensation received by a student for ability, participation and/or achievement in a non-NDHSAA sponsored sport or activity, nor does this rule prohibit the acceptance of college scholarships by students.
INTERPRETATIONS SECTION III of Article IX - Awards
- All awards must be given with the consent and approval of the superintendent or principal concerned.
- Schools or conferences of schools may give awards provided they conform to items one and two above.
A coach or director is responsible for reporting to the school's athletic/activities director all compensation or items of value received by the students on that coach/director's team within one month of the receipt of the compensation or items of value. School administration is responsible for verifying that the total sum of compensation or items of value received by each student participant at that school does not exceed the retail value amount set in Section II. (Oct. 2016)
The NDHSAA Board shall have authority to designate, give and control medals and trophies to be awarded to schools or individuals on championship teams in any sport or activity, provided that these awards are kept within the bounds of Section III. (Oct. 2016)
INTERPRETATIONS SECTION V of Article IX - Awards
- No award may be given or accepted that in any way advertises any firm or individual business product.
Penalties for violations of the above rules may be suspension of the school and ineligibility of the individual who accepts the award. (Oct. 2016)
INTERPRETATIONS SECTION VI of Article IX - Awards
- No cash awards are permissible. Scholarships which are deposited with the college for the student are permissible awards.
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