Following is the selection guidelines for election into the Butte Sports Hall of Fame, as written in the by-laws.
Male and female high school athletes
A person becomes eligible 15 years after high school graduation, Each high school athlete must meet at least one of the following requirements to be considered by the committee: won an individual state title, played on a state title team, selected All-State in his or her sport or set a new school record.
A coach must be a Butte head coach winning a divisional or state championship to be considered by the committee.
Old Time (50 plus years)
Must have competed or coached 50 years ago or more. Candidate will be elected by members of the Butte Sports Hall of Fame.
A person who has made a significant contribution to Butte athletics in some way
Every candidate in the various categories that can be selected by the Butte Sports Hall of Fame Election Committee are eligible for the special category. A nominee who is a non-high school athlete must achieve a significant accomplishment in a sport to be eligible. The nominee must no longer be competing at the highest level of the sport to be eligible.