Awards

The 2020 awards will be presented during the NUCA 2021 Annual Convention & Exhibit. Please navigate to the specific award page for details on submission criteria, guidelines, and all applicable deadlines. 


Top Jobs
The NUCA Top Jobs 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 Merit Awards
Awarded to NUCA member 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
Available to all member types, the National Community Service Awards program honors the generous and creative community service projects planned and carried to fruition by NUCA member companies throughout the year. See webpage for submission instructions and deadline.


Safety Awards
William H. Feather Safety Awards - Created to honor the contributions of the founding chairman of NUCA’s Safety Committee,William H. Feather, and to recognize the same commitment to safety demonstrated by other NUCA members.


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.

See webpage for submission instructions and deadline.