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Entries Now Accepted for Annual Water Tank Contest

Entries are now being accepted for the 2018 Tank of the Year competition, sponsored by architectural and industrial coating products manufacturer Tnemec Co.

All tank styles are eligible, and the deadline for nominating projects is October 1, 2018.

“We look forward to another great year of recognizing the aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of Tnemec coatings on water storage tanks,” said Doug Hansen, the company’s sales director for the water tank market. “It’s amazing how the contest has grown during the past decade. It has become a great way to showcase what’s going on in the water tank industry.”

Submission Process

Nominations can be submitted electronically. Once the deadline has passed, photographs of all nominated water tanks will be posted on the contest web page — available from October 8 until October 19 — where the general public can vote for the People’s Choice award.

The People’s Choice will automatically be considered among 11 other committee-determined tanks for the official Tank of the Year crown. A committee of water tank enthusiasts will judge these finalists based on artistic value, significance of the tank to the surrounding community, and challenges encountered during the project. 

The overall winner will be announced on October 26, 2018.

2017 Winning Tank

Last year’s winning tank was located in Destin, Florida. The award-winning design was created by applicator and artist Eric Henn, who worked with SUEZ Water Advanced Solutions to paint the beach-themed mural. 

The tank utilized an advanced fluoropolymer coating system to provide color and gloss retention.

“The Tank of the Year competition has gained popularity in the industry since its inception in 2006,” Hansen said. “More and more fabricators, contractors, and owners take pride every year in being associated with projects nominated for the contest.”

For more information, contact: Tnemec, (800) 863-6321,