The National Wrestling Media Association started a recognition award to media professionals for projects and special events that don't fall into any particular category back in 2011. This could be for television shows, special media sections, enterprise pieces, books, etc.

Following the passing of former NWMA President Jay Hammond, the award was re-named in his honor.

2016-17 - John Harmon, EIWA/Lehigh University
2015-16 - Jason Bryant, Mat Talk Online & Martin Floreani, FloSports
2014-15 - Mike Finn, W.I.N. Magazine & Pat Tocci, NWCA
2013-14 - T.R. Foley, InterMat/CPOW & Jamie Moffatt
2012-13 - Laurie Cannon, NCAA & Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling
2011-12 - Christian Holiday, Global Media Marketing & Shawn Van Leeuwen, Takedown Wrestling Media
2010-11 - Craig Sesker for Bobby Douglas: Life and Legacy of an American Wrestling Legend.