IA Awards Program

Each year, the Irrigation Association recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the irrigation industry.

  • Peer nominations are reviewed by the IA Awards and Honors Committee.
  • Finalists are submitted to the full Board of Directors for approval.
  • Awards are presented each year at the Irrigation Show General Session.
  • Awards are chosen at the Board's discretion and are not necessarily distributed annually.

Click on the award name for a more detailed description and a list of past winners.

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

2015 nominations are due May 15. Click here to download a nomination form. Submit completed nominations to awards@irrigation.org.


Visit www.irrigation.org/excellenceineducation to nominate an educator for the Irrigation Foundation’s Excellence in Education Award.