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.
 
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. 
 
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 — comprised of all past Ditchdigger of the Year recipients and NUCA’s Executive Committee (officers) 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:
TBD
 

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 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.
 
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.