APWA AWARDS SUBMITTAL
SAVE THE DATE
February 3, 2023
The 2023 National APWA Awards are now available on-line to review the criteria and submittal requirements http://www.apwa.net . For the Kansas APWA Chapter, the deadline to submit your project is February 3, 2022. You will submit them to me directly via email to email@example.com I must have them by midnight February 3, 2022. I can accept most formats such as .doc; .pdf; pdf is the preferred format. If your submittal is over 10MB please contact me via phone at 316-303-3011 so we can make different arrangements. I would also ask that you submit between 8 – 12 photos in jpeg format of your project. Below are the different categories for submitting.
The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award was established to promote excellence in the management and administration of public works projects by recognizing the alliance between the managing agency, the consultant/architect/engineer, and the contractor who, working together, complete public works projects.
Awards are given in four divisions:
1. Projects less than $5 million
2. Projects of $5 million, but less than $25 million
3. Projects of $25 million to $75 million
4. Projects more than $75 million
and five categories:
1. Structures—to include public structure preservation/rehabilitation, municipal buildings, parks, etc.
2. Transportation—to include roads, bridges, mass transit, etc.
3. Environment—to include treatment and recycling facilities, landfill reclamation projects, sewer projects, etc.
4. Historical Restoration/Preservation—to include historical restoration, preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, structures, and facilities, etc.
5. Disaster or Emergency Construction/Repair—to include the techniques and timing for safety, community relations, environmental protection, adverse conditions and additional considerations.
Project of the Year for Small Cities/Rural Communities
The APWA Public Works Project of the Year Award for agencies from cities or counties with a population of 75,000 or less was established to promote excellence in demonstrating creativity, ingenuity, and efficiency in the delivery of Public Works projects that have a profound impact on the community. The award does not have a fixed dollar amount and can include, but is not limited to, the following categories: structures, environmental, historic preservation, emergency response, or transportation projects that have created a positive impact on the life of the community. The Award is given for impact in the community as compared to a dollar amount.
The categories which could be included are:
1. Structures – to include new public structures or the preservation/or rehabilitation of existing public structures including, municipal buildings and parks. Other structures as defined in the Historic Restoration/Preservation and Transportation categories shall not be considered in the structures category.
2. Transportation – to include roads, bridges, mass transit that serve any or all modes of travel including bicycles and foot traffic. Other transportation projects as defined in the Historical Restoration/Preservation and Structures categories shall not be considered in the Transportation category.
3. Environment – to include treatment and recycling facilities, landfill reclamation projects, and sewer projects.
4. Historical Restoration/Preservation – to include historical restoration, preservation and adaptive reuse of existing buildings, structures, and facilities, that are 75 years or older to qualify as historical
5. Disaster or Emergency Construction Repair – to include the techniques and timing for safety, community relations, environmental protection, adverse conditions and additional considerations.5. Disaster or
Please note, if you submit an award under the small cities/rural communities, you cannot submit the same project for Project of the Year Award.
Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year Award
The Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year program seeks to inspire excellence and dedication in public service by recognizing the outstanding career service achievements of individual public works professionals and officials, from both the public and private sectors. The primary focus of the award is on career service to the public works profession rather than on any one single event or project.
There are five Professional Award Categories and their criteria can be found at the link below:
There are sixteen Member Award Categories and their criteria can be found at the link below:
Kansas Chapter George Williams Award
The George Williams Award was created in recognition of outstanding excellence and dedication in public service through the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of an individual public works official.