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Nomination Deadline Nears for Prestige Awards

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

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The deadline is nearing for Technology Publishing Co.'s second annual Prestige awards, which honors innovative people and products in the protective and marine coatings industry. Those interested in nominating should do so by Wednesday, July 31.

Those who wish to submit a nomination for the awards, which focus on the professionals who make the industry work and the coatings and equipment that are used daily in the field, are encouraged to complete their submissions as soon as possible using the online form.

The awards are divided into three major categories: Top People, Top Innovations and Top Products. Each category includes awards for people and products that successfully perform specific roles in the preparation and execution of a protective coatings project.

Nominees will be announced in the fall issue of PaintSquare Press and voting will begin then. Winners will then be showcased in the winter issue of PSP.

Top People

The Top People honors will be awarded in three subcategories—formulator, contractor and educator. Each will be judged on criteria including:

  • Industry Impact: How has this individual’s work contributed to the protective and marine coatings industry as a whole? What innovations or practices has this person championed in order to improve the protection of steel and concrete structures on the whole?
  • Personal Achievement: How does this individual set himself or herself apart from others in the same field? How has this person gone “above and beyond” in comparison with most others in the industry?
  • Professional Interaction: How has this individual had an impact on others around him or her in the workplace and the industry in general? How are his or her colleagues better off for working with him or her?
  • Extracurricular: How does this individual’s impact extend beyond the workplace and the industry? Has he or she contributed to the community in general as a volunteer, mentor or community figure?

To nominate yourself or a colleague for the Top People awards, visit Nominations are open through July 31 online and no fees apply.

Top Innovations

Top Innovations will be awarded in two categories: coatings and equipment. In order to be eligible for this honor, a technology or product must have been brought to market between January 2018 and January 2019. Companies may nominate their own products or technologies or those from other companies. In either case, winners will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Does the technology or product provide a solution for an existing industry challenge that had previously resulted in poor performance or failure and/or loss of money on the part of asset owners?
  • Is the technology demonstrably different from other products that had been on the market prior to its introduction?
  • How does the technology impact contractors in terms of ease of use, reduced time and/or labor or other factors?
  • Has the technology been employed successfully on real-world projects?

There is a $295 nomination fee for each individual product nominated. The nomination period ends July 31.

Top Products

The Prestige Awards will also honor individual coating and equipment products nominated by the PaintSquare audience. Winners in these categories will be chosen by a popular vote process publicized in PaintSquare Press and on Categories for the Top Product awards will be:


  • Surface Preparation & Coating Application
  • Safety, Access & Inspection  


  • Protective Coating
  • Specialty Function (intumescent, anti-graffiti, anti-fouling)

There is a $295 nomination fee for each individual product nominated. The nomination period ends July 31.

Nominations for all categories of the 2019 PaintSquare Prestige Awards can be made online at


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