The American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) invites all irrigation and water delivery practitioners – purveyors, engineers, architects, designers, contractors and managers – to submit entries for its 2010National Excellence in Irrigation Awards Program.

Submission deadline is March 15, 2010. The awards, to be presented at ASIC’s Annual Conference in Monterey, CA, April 24-26, are given based on the quality of project planning and design in functionality, environmental responsibility and relevance.

Judged by nationally recognized professionals and academicians, ASIC’s Excellence in Irrigation Awards recognizes creative, innovative and efficient irrigation design and project supervision based on the merit of the project and the practitioner. There are no first-, second- or third-place winners. Each entry is eligible for an Honor Award, the highest award in each category, or a Merit Award for superior professional accomplishment.

Award Submission Deadline – March 15, 2010
Award Categories



Nine unique and challenging projects received ASIC Excellence Awards in 2009:

HONOR AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Ladera Ranch Master-Planned Community, Orange City, CA
Steve Hohl, Water Concern, LTD., Orange, CA

HONOR AWARD – Research Category

Minimum Catch-Cup Quantities

Brian Vinchesi, Irrigation Consulting, Pepperell, MA

HONOR AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Bethke Elementary School, Timnath, CO

J.D. Leonard, Aqua Engineering, Inc., Ft. Collins, CO

HONOR AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Verbena Fields Restoration Project, Chico, CA

Paige Gimbal, Land Image Landscape Architects & Planners, Chico, CA

MERIT AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

City North Phase 1B, Phoenix, AZ

Gaylon Coates, Coates Irrigation Consultants, Gilbert, AZ

MERIT AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Washington Monument Physical Security Project, Washington, D.C.

Brendan Lynch, Lynch & Associates, Annapolis, MD

MERIT AWARD – Planning & Analysis Category

 “Smart From the Start” – State of California

Ivy Munion, ISC Group, Livermore, CA

MERIT AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Camp Lake James, Lake James, NC

Travis Hall, Hydro-Environmental, Inc., Marietta, GA

MERIT AWARD – Commercial & Public Works Category

Jack In The Box, San Diego, CA

Sharon Thompson, Hydropoint Data Systems, Petaluma, CA

Excellence-in-Irrigation award winners receive national and local recognition, a professional plaque and industry support from ASIC and its membership. Honor Award winners in each category receive a gratis registration to the following year’s conference.

As water awareness increases across the U.S., recognition of sound, progressive irrigation practices becomes even more important to the industry and the public, and beneficial to the irrigation practitioner. For full award information, visit or call 508/763-8140.