Awards / Honors

The Mississippi Auctioneer’s Association (MAA) is an organization of professional auctioneers that promote, through its membership, the auction method of marketing in the State of Mississippi. Without the support of members and pride in our organization, it would not be the success it is today.

STATE CHAMPION AUCTIONEER:

The Mississippi Auctioneer’s Association congratulates Jeff Martin of Brooklyn for winning the 2017 State Champion Bid-Calling contest held at the Mississippi Auctioneer Association’s annual meeting on April 3, 2017.

Among several competitors, Martin was selected the winner based on the following criteria: introduction, ability to engage the audience, use of hand gestures and body language, speed and rhythm of chant, use of eye contact, knowledge of the items to be auctioned and overall presentation. Martin is president of Jeff Martin Auctioneers in Brooklyn, MS. He takes the place of former 2016 State Champion, Steve Ryals who is an auctioneer for Jeff Martin Auctioneers. The Mississippi Auctioneers Association had a successful annual meeting in April and looks forward to the upcoming events for further networking opportunities.

ROOKIE AUCTIONEER OF THE YEAR:

The Mississippi Auctioneer’s Association congratulates David Hegwood of Brandon for winning the Rookie Bid-Calling contest held at the MAA annual meeting on April 3, 2017.

Hegwood was selected the winner based on the following criteria: Introduction, ability to engage the audience, use of hand gestures and body language, speed and rhythm of chant, use of eye contact, knowledge of the items to be auctioned and overall presentation. Hegwood is and auctioneer and real estate agent for Nick Clark Auctions in Madison. The Mississippi Auctioneers Association had a successful annual meeting in April and looks forward to upcoming summer events for further networking opportunities.

PAST CHAMPIONS:

Year

State Champion Rookie Champion

2017

Jeff Martin David Hegwood

2016

Steve Ryals Johnny Wright

2015

Kevin Glidewell ——————

2014

2013

Henry Redmond Brett Hollingsworth

2012

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2011

Patrick Thomas Dustin Cheatham

2010

Corbert D. Hollingsworth Patrick Thomas

2009

Kevin Glidewell Zach Head

2008

Larry Sims Justin Edens

2007

Tony Thomas Clay Land

2006

2005

Jim McGregor Grover Gilbert

2004

 Joey McCann

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

Jim McGregor

1997

1996

Jim McGregor

1995

1994

1993

Benny Taylor

1992

1991

1990

*Please help us complete this list. Let us know if you or someone you know was a past champion.

HALL OF FAME:

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association established the Larry A. McCool Hall of Fame in honor of one of its past presidents. The MAA Hall of Fame Award honors members who have given many years of dedicated service to the profession and this association.

The peers of Champ Sellers, Kline Ozborne and Meadow Perry have recognized and voted these three gentlemen into the Mississippi Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame at the annual meeting on January 19th, 2008. A presentation took place at the Fall Cookout on Sunday, September the 14th. The association was proud to honor their many years of dedication with a ceremony and plaque recognizing their professionalism, enthusiasm and devotion to the profession.

SPECIAL HONOR:

The Mississippi Auctioneers Association presented a special appreciation gavel to Benny Taylor of Taylor Auction & Realty, Inc., for his years of unselfish dedicated services to the Mississippi Auctioneers Association as President.

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