The Nancy Drew Sleuths organization honors achievements in furthering the legacy of Nancy Drew and faithfully ensuring her
enduring popularity for generations to come:
- The Honorary Sleuth Award: Lifetime Achievement, Highest Honor
- The Super Sleuths Award: Lifetime Achievement, Highest Honor for Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys
- The Sleuth Award: Great achievement in furtherance of the legacy of Nancy Drew
- The Sleuth Writing Award: Excellence in writing for The Sleuth
A list of award winners is posted below.
To view the page on our first The Honorary Sleuth Award winner, Mildred Wirt Benson, please click
Mildred was our first award recipient and the award was presented to her around her 96th
birthday in July 2001.
July 2001: Mildred A. Wirt Benson
May 2003: The Stratemeyer Family & The Russell H. Tandy Family
April 2010: Rudy Nappi
June 2013: Ruth Sanderson
June 2014: Pamela Sue Martin - "Nancy Drew"
March 2018: Nancy Axelrad - Former Stratemeyer Syndicate Partner & one of the Carolyn Keenes
The Super Sleuths Award:
June 2014: Parker Stevenson - "Frank Hardy"
The Sleuth Award:
April 2002: Carolyn Stewart-Dyer, Nancy Tillman Romalov in Iowa City, IA
October 2002: Phil Zuckerman, Applewood Books in Charlottesville, VA
December 2002: Her Interactive, Inc.
October 2009: David Farah, author of Farah's Guide
June 2014: Joyce Brotman & Arlene Sidaris - TV Producers from the 1970s Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys TV Shows
March 2018: Geoffrey S. Lapin - Scholar and writer who discovered Mildred Wirt Benson was Carolyn Keene
The Sleuth Writing Award:
April 2010: Todd H. Latoski