Nominations now being accepted for the 2019 IA awards program

Do you know an individual or project that has made — and continues to make — significant contributions toward the advancement of the industry? Honor your hardworking colleagues by nominating them for an annual Irrigation Association or Irrigation Foundation award. Nominations are due by Jan. 31, 2019.

The awards open for nomination include the following:


The Industry Achievement Award, the highest honor given by the IA, recognizes an individual from an industry firm who has made outstanding contributions to the development of the irrigation industry.


The Innovator Award honors individuals who have made significant, tangible contributions to the industry within the past five years.



The Vanguard Award honors an innovative project in the irrigation industry executed by a team of individuals, companies, organizations or other group entities. Self-made and peer nominations are acceptable.


The Irrigation Foundation is accepting nominations for the Excellence in Education Award, which recognizes an individual who is actively teaching or has formerly taught irrigation, water management and/or water conservation in affiliation with a two- or four-year institution.


Award recipients are selected by the IA Awards and Honors Committee and will be announced on Smart Irrigation Month’s Technology Tuesday, July 9, 2019. Recipients will be recognized during the general session at the 2019 Irrigation Show and Education Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For more information or to nominate a deserving individual or project for an IA award, visit the IA website. To nominate an educator for the Foundation’s Excellence in Education Award, visit the Foundation website.