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 Meeting, March 13th in Las Vegas, NV.

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 Meeting, March 13th in Las Vegas, NV.
 
Awarded during the May 2023 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 in writing (printed or typed) using the official nomination form. Incomplete, illegible, 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 acknowledgement 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
2022 will be presented at the Monday, March 13 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV.

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.
 

To nominate a member please print and fill out the submission form above.