CoatingsPro's Contractor Awards

CoatingsPro Magazine, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, is now accepting submissions for the second annual Contractor Awards Program! Our experienced team is looking to showcase projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors.  Award winners will be recognized at the CORROSION 2018 Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona.   


2018 Nominations Are Closed. 


Do you have a deserving project or crew? If so, here are the nomination details.                     

How Do I Submit a Project?

What Categories Are There?

How Will My Project Be Rated? 

Is There a Fee to Submit a Project?

What Will I Receive If I Win?

How Do I Get Started?

How Do I Submit a Project?

To be eligible for an award, the project(s) must meet the following criteria:

1. The nomination must be entered by a coatings contractor.

2. The project must have been completed between November 2016 and November 2017.

3. The entry form package must be delivered by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 22, 2017.

4. Project pictures are required. Details include:

a. Digital format preferred in jpeg or GIF. A photo release form must be signed and sent with the other submission documents to Photos are preferred to show before, during, and after shots in files no smaller than 1MB .

b. All photos must be Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliant.

What Categories Are There?

There are no project size minimums or maximums. Contractors will be awarded in the following categories 

• Commercial Concrete

• Commercial Roof

• Industrial Concrete

• Industrial Steel

• Specialty Project. This should be any project(s) that doesn’t fit in any other category

• Contractor/Crew MVP. If you know a team or crew member deserving of recognition, let us know! This submission may be for anything outstanding that was accomplished on the jobsite (e.g., an exemplary team contribution, safety performance, or communication practices).  Scroll to the bottom of the nomination form to complete the MVP Section.

How Will My Project Be Rated?

The award submissions will be rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory. These are industry experts who will judge the projects according to the following award guidelines:

1. Did the contractor complete the nomination form? To be eligible, submit a completed nomination, including the completed form, photos, and a signed photo release form.

2. Challenges and Problem Solving – Any challenges or unusual circumstances that had to be overcome? Did the challenge require out of the ordinary problem solving?

3. Was the crew safety compliant per OSHA? The project should have been completed in an OSHA-compliant work environment. For example, if fall risks couldn’t have been engineered out of the project, all crew members should have worn fall protection when necessary.

4. Were there measurable monetary savings?

5. Was this an innovative project? Innovations can be large or small. Your crew may have used a new process, tool, or piece of equipment to complete the project, for example.

6. Was this job efficient? This may be in relation to time or money savings, material wasted, etc.

7. How was this project unique? Every job is different. What separates this project from others that you’ve completed? It may have contributed to a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating, for example.

Is There a Fee to Submit a Project?

No! There is no submission fee.

What Will I Receive If I Win?

First-place winners in each category will receive:

1. An award with an engraving of the company name.

2.  highlight in CoatingsPro Magazine as an award winner

3. Information on CoatingsPro’s Website and social media platforms as an award winner

4. Recognition in the coatings industry for your outstanding work.

How Do I Get Started?

Click here to download the nomination form.

For more information, contact: CoatingsPro’s Contractor Awards Program,

You will receive notification from a staff member that we received your submission. If you do not receive notification, please let us know.

Good luck!

*CoatingsPro Magazine reserves the right to change the category to which a project has been submitted if the Editorial Advisory Group deems the project better suited for an alternative category.