CoatingsPro's Contractor Awards

CoatingsPro Magazine's fourth annual Contractor Awards Program is now accepting submissions! CoatingsPro Magazine, which takes a real-world look at the coatings industry, showcases projects and crews that demonstrate excellence in the commercial and industrial high-performance coatings sectors in this annual program.  

Award winners in six categories — Commercial Concrete, Commercial Roof, Industrial Concrete, Industrial Steel, Specialty Project, and Contractor/Crew MVP — will be recognized at the annual CORROSION Conference and Expo in March 2020 in Houston, TX. Think you have a project or crew that deserves to be recognized this year? Nominate them now!                     


Deadline to Submit:
November 15, 2019


Here are the nomination details:                      

Submit a Project

Available Categories

Judging the Awards 

No Submission Fee!

Winners' Prizes

Ready to Get Started?

Previous Award Winners

Submit a Project

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

1. NEW! For 2020, we’re expanding the submissions process. Anyone is eligible to submit a project or crew, but the nomination must focus on one specific project or crew from a coatings contractor.

2. NEW! This year, we’ve widened the guidelines to include projects completed between November 2017 and November 2019 — that’s two years of eligibility instead of just one.

3. The entry form package must be delivered by 11:59 p.m. EST on November 15, 2019.

4. Project pictures are required.

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.

Available Categories 

There are no minimums or maximums for your project’s size. Awards will be named 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.

Judging the Awards

The award submissions will be rated by the CoatingsPro Editorial Advisory Group. 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.

No Submission Fee!

That’s right! There is no fee to submit your project and/or crew for a CoatingsPro Contractor Award.

Winners' Prizes

Winners in each category will receive:

1. An award or plaque with the company and project names.

2.  A highlight in an issue of CoatingsPro Magazine as an award winner.

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

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

Ready to Get Started?

Be sure to submit your project and/or crew between now and November 15, 2019 to be eligible for an award. Fill out the nomination form online or download and email a PDF to our team.

For more information about submitting an award or joining us at the awards ceremony, contact: CoatingsPro’s Contractor Awards Program,

You will receive notification from a staff member that we received your submission.

Good luck and happy coating!

*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.

Previous Award Winners

See which coatings companies and crews have previously won CoatingsPro’s Contractor Awards Program and watch the awards presentations from NACE International’s annual conference:

2019 Winners: Announcing and awarding the winners in Nashville, Tennessee

2018 Winners: Announcing and awarding the winners in Phoenix, Arizona

2017 Winners: Winners announced and awards presentation in New Orleans, Louisiana