Earlier this year, the NCWSBA Board postponed the 2020 NCWSBA Wool Broker Award until later in 2020 in the hope that we could hold a face-to-face event at which the Finalists could give a presentation in support of their applications to the Award Selection Panel, the NCWSBA Board and NCWSBA members who were in attendance. However, the continued COVID-19 restrictions, notably the continued travel restrictions between states, have made it impossible to hold such an event this year. The NCWSBA Board met recently to discuss options and made the difficult decision to suspend the Wool Broker Award for 2020. We will resume our normal routine for the 2021 Wool Broker Award, starting with a call for nominations around March 2021 and the announcement of the 2021 Award Winner at the 2021 Wool Week dinner on the day of the NCWSBA Annual General Meeting in August 2021. There will be one change – the Board agreed that there would be flexibility on the eligibility for the Award with regard to the maximum of 10 years in the wool broking industry. Those applicants who would have met the criteria in 2020 but will not meet the criteria in 2021 will be eligible for the 2021 Award.