Annual Awards

The Annual Awards program recognizes the excellent achievements in the utility construction industry from our contractor members, industry partners, and national chapters. The awards are given during our annual meeting celebration each year to honor all  supporting the utility construction and excavation industry. 

These awards acknowledge accomplishments in outstanding projects, innovation, leadership, safety, and advocacy to name a few. We encourage you to submit your application. Thank you and good luck!

2022 PROGRAM DATES AND DEADLINES
 
Week of  January 23, 2023  – All applicants will receive an email detailing the results of each award category.
 
Monday, March 13, 2023 – Winners will be celebrated at the Annual Meeting Gala event in Las Vegas, NV.
 
ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA
Please select the award title below to view eligibility and criteria information.

Excellence in Underground (formerly Top Jobs)
The NUCA Excellence in Underground competition recognizes members' outstanding projects that exhibit innovative solutions to challenging obstacles, while producing the highest quality results. See webpage for submission instructions and deadline.

Chapter Excellence Awards
The Chapter Excellence Awards are given to NUCA chapters that support their members, NUCA, the industry, and their communities with outstanding quality publications, services, and events. See webpage for submission instructions and deadline.
National Community Service Award can be applied for through this submission.
 


Safety Awards
William H. Feather Safety Awards: These awards were created to honor the contributions of the founding chairman of NUCA’s Safety Committee, Mr. William H. Feather, and to recognize the same commitment to safety demonstrated by other NUCA members of different business sizes.


Member Awards of Excellence
Ditchdigger of the Year
Presented annually at NUCA’s Convention to a contractor member who has made a significant contribution to NUCA and the underground utility construction and excavation industry.

Associate Member of the Year
Presented annually at NUCA’s Convention to an associate member who has made a significant contribution to NUCA and the underground utility construction and excavation industry.

We Dig America Award
This award is presented to a non-NUCA member who has made a significant contribution to NUCA and the underground utility construction and excavation industry.  The achievement must have national impact and the recipient must have national stature.