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.

Hall of Fame
This award was created to give special recognition to those who have provided exceptional long-term leadership to the association. Nominees must be NUCA members, must have served on the NUCA Board for at least seven years (and attended a majority of meetings while a director), and have reached the age of 50. Once these basic requirements have been met, selection to the Hall of Fame is based on years of service as a committee or task force chair, years of service as an officer of the association, impact on the industry, receipt of other NUCA awards, service on the board beyond seven years, extraordinary performance on a committee or task force, support for NUCA programs, and other factors.

Submission are closed. Winners will be notified by January 25, 2019 and awards given out at the 2019 Annual Convention & Exhibit in March.


If you have questions on nominating a member in good standing for any of the awards listed, please contact Chris Barrett by email or phone #703.358.9300.