Each year, the Irrigation Association (IA) recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the industry. IA’s Awards & Honors committee is currently accepting nominations in five categories:

Crawford Reid Memorial Award – Awarded for significant achievements in the promotion of proper irrigation techniques, procedures and industry advancements outside of the United States.
Industry Achievement Award – Awarded to an individual from an industry firm for outstanding contributions to the development of the irrigation industry.
National Water and Energy Conservation Award – Awarded for significant achievement in the conservation of water and energy relating to irrigation procedures, equipment, methods and techniques.
Partner of the Year – Awarded to a person or group making exceptional contributions in areas related or integral to the irrigation industry.
Person of the Year – Awarded to an individual outside of the irrigation industry for outstanding contributions toward the acceptance of sound irrigation practices. 

Nominations should explain why the individual or organization deserves the award, including career/project highlights, industry accomplishments and qualities contributing to their success. Awards are based on peer recommendations and will be presented at the 2009 Irrigation Show general session.

Nominations are due April 30, 2009. Learn more and submit nominees at www.irrigation.org/about/awards.htm.