Nancy Youngblood has won over 294 awards which include the following:
  • 2004 New Mexico Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts for pottery
  • 1997 "Distinguished Artist Award" from the Santa Fe Rotary Foundation. This award is given to a "living visual artist from Santa Fe and environs Who has achieved national distinction."
  • "Best of Show" award at the 1989 Santa Fe Indian Market.
  • 17 "Best of Division" awards at Santa Fe Indian Market, 1980-2001.
  • 2 "Best of Class" awards at: Santa Fe Indian Market, 1983 & 1989.
  • "Best Miniature": the Alvin & Delores Curran Award at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1988.
  • "Most Creative Design" award voted on by SWAIA judges at Santa Fe Indian Market 1985.
  • 4 "Best of Class" awards at Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial:
        "Best Traditional Miniatures": 1978 & 1979
        "Best Contemporary Pottery": 1978 & 1979
  • Creative Excellence" award, sponsored by Katherine & Miguel Otero, at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1979.
  • "Best Miniature" award at the Heard Museum Guild Show, Phoenix, AZ, 1979.
  • "Best in Class" award at Tanner's Invitational, Scottsdale, AZ, 1978.


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