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:

YearState ChampionRookie Champion
Year:
2017
State Champion:
Jeff Martin
Rookie Champion:
David Hegwood
Year:
2016
State Champion:
Steve Ryals
Rookie Champion:
Johnny Wright
Year:
2015
State Champion:
Kevin Glidewell
Rookie Champion:
Year:
2014
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
2013
State Champion:
Henry Redmond
Rookie Champion:
Brett Hollingsworth
Year:
2012
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
2011
State Champion:
Patrick Thomas
Rookie Champion:
Dustin Cheatham
Year:
2010
State Champion:
Corbert D. Hollingsworth
Rookie Champion:
Patrick Thomas
Year:
2009
State Champion:
Kevin Glidewell
Rookie Champion:
Zach Head
Year:
2008
State Champion:
Larry Sims
Rookie Champion:
Justin Edens
Year:
2007
State Champion:
Tony Thomas
Rookie Champion:
Clay Land
Year:
2006
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
2005
State Champion:
Jim McGregor
Rookie Champion:
Grover Gilbert
Year:
2004
State Champion:
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Year:
2003
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
2002
State Champion:
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Year:
2001
State Champion:
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Year:
2000
State Champion:
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Year:
1999
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
1998
State Champion:
Jim McGregor
Rookie Champion:
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1997
State Champion:
Rookie Champion:
Year:
1996
State Champion:
Jim McGregor
Rookie Champion:
Year:
1995
State Champion:
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Year:
1994
State Champion:
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Year:
1993
State Champion:
Benny Taylor
Rookie Champion:
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1992
State Champion:
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Year:
1991
State Champion:
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Year:
1990
State Champion:
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*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.