The Bob Dellinger Award is announced annually by Amateur Wrestling News to recognized the wrestling writer of the year. The award is the the only media award listed in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. It is named in honor of Bob Dellinger, the winner of the first three awards, and a man who blazed a trail for wrestling media worldwide.

2013 – Don Sayenga
2012 – John Harmon
2011 – Mark Palmer
2010 – Jamie Moffatt
2009 – Jim Kalin
2008 – Kristie Stubbs
2007 – Jason Bryant
2006 – Jay Hammond
2005 – Andy Hamilton
2004 – Les Honig
2003 – Wayne Catan
2002 – Dan Fickel
2001 – Bob Preusse
2000 – J. Carl Guymon
1999 – Denny Diehl
1998 – J.R. Ogden
1997 – Mac Bentley
1996 – Lisa Little
1995 – Dan McCool
1994 – Pat Galbancia
1993 – Mike Gerald
1992 – Gary Abbott
1991 – Brian Meehan
1990 – Craig Phillips
1989 – Ron Good
1988 – Mike Chapman
1987 – Doug McDonald
1986 – Scot Davis
1985 – Paul Schulz
1984 – Norm Palovcsik & Jim Butler
1983 – Rob Sherrill
1982 – Stee Matthies
1981 – Ron Seaman
1980 – Wayne Bishop
1979 – No Selection
1978 – Don Sayenga
1977 – Doris Dellinger
1976 – Mike Chapman
1975 – J. Carl Guymaon
1974 – Nancy & Russ Hellickson
1973 – Wayne Bishop
1972 – John Doak
1971 – Tom Tomashek
1970 – Jerry Pogue
1969 – Irv Moss
1968 – Hal Brown
1967 – Ross Nevel
1966 – Bob Moorer
1965 – Phil Parrish
1964 – Doug McDonald
1963 – Russ Smith
1962 – Bob Dellinger
1961 – Bob Dellinger
1960 – Bob Dellinger