Member Awards of Excellence

NUCA’S RECOGNITION AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS
The awards honor outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions on the national level to the industry and/or association. 
 
AWARD CATEGORIES & CRITERIA
The DITCHDIGGER OF THE YEAR Award is presented annually to a contractor member or employee of a member who has made a significant contribution on the national level to the industry and/or association. Awarded during the Annual Convention & Exhibits in March 2024.

The ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR Award is presented annually to an associate member company or employee of the company who has made a significant contribution on the national level to the industry and/or association. Awarded during the Annual Convention & Exhibits in March 2024.

Awarded during the May 2024 Washington Summit. 
The WE DIG AMERICA Award is presented annually to a non-member who has made a significant contribution on the national level to the industry and/or association. The achievement must have national impact and/or the recipient must have national stature. 
 

RULES FOR SUBMISSION
1. Any NUCA member in good standing may nominate an individual for any or all of the awards.
2. The nominations shall be submitted online using the online submission form. Incomplete, or non-responsive submissions will not be considered by the Awards Committee.
3. A candidate may be nominated by more than one member, but the selection of award recipients is based solely on contributions to the industry, not on the number of nominations received.
4. Only the award recipients will be honored. There will be no honorable mentions or other acknowledgment of award nominees. The identity of nominees shall remain confidential.
 

JUDGING
The Awards Committee will select the winners. Any members of the committee nominated for an award will be excused from judging. If no one is nominated, no one will receive the award.
 

AWARD PRESENTATION
2023 will be presented at the Awarded during the Annual Convention & Exhibits in March 2024.

If you have questions on nominating a member in good standing for any of the awards listed, please contact Doug Carlson by email or phone #703.358.9300.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2022 AWARD WINNERS!

Ditchdigger of the Year
Lauren Atwell
Petticoat-Schmitt, Jacksonville, FL

Associate of the Year
Robert Krzys
Benjamin Media, Richfield, OH