Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards


The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.

Nominations opened in August for the awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that contribute to their successful completion.

Differing from past editions, the 2022 Top Project Awards will highlight specific products involved in notable coating projects across an array of industry sectors, including bridge and highway, water and wastewater, marine, energy production and more.

Additionally, each Top Project category will include Project MVP awards, which will recognize the team leaders who helped carry these projects through to successful completion.

“With the Prestige Awards, we at JPCL seek to recognize the outstanding individuals who perform the important task of maintaining our industrial infrastructure, and give credit to the coatings and other products that helped them get the job done,” said Charlie Lange, JPCL Editor-in-Chief.

Eligible projects should have been completed between January 2021 and July 2022. Project nominations should include details about the project and companies involved, including the coating systems used and any surface preparation, application and inspection equipment employed on the job.

The Project MVP fields should include information about the individuals involved in the project, including their roles and responsibilities on the job. Nominations should also include high-resolution photos from the project and of the players involved.

Top Project categories for this year are as follows:

Surface Preparation

This award will be presented to a coatings project that involves a considerable amount of surface preparation prior to coatings application. Examples might include an exceptionally large area that needed to be prepared, or the use of novel materials, equipment or processes. Project nominations should include details about the equipment and materials employed, as well as specifications and standards followed.

Steel Coating

This award will be given for a coatings project on a steel structure. The project can involve application of new coatings technologies, and/or involve application on a particularly complicated or challenging structure. Nominees should highlight the coatings systems used and how project challenges were overcome.

Concrete Coating

On the flipside of the Top Project: Steel Coating award, this award will be given for a coatings project on a concrete structure. Again, the project can involve application of new coatings technologies, and/or involve application on a particularly complicated or challenging structure. Any specialized surface preparation or inspection techniques should also me highlighted, along with the coatings systems used and project challenges.

Specialty Function

This project will highlight a coating project that involves applications that serve functions outside of just corrosion protection. Examples might include fire protection, graffiti remediation, antifouling and more. The project can involve steel, concrete or a combination of substrates.

To submit your nominations, visit

To read about last year’s Prestige Award recipients, click here.

Other Highlights from Recent JPCL

Following the extension announcement in the October issue, the editors pulled together some of the recent, most-read stories on for the Coverage section. Some of these topics include the retirement of AMPP’s CEO, new staff announcements for Carboline and KTA-Tator, as well as Q1 2023 financial results for RPM.

The latest installment in the Coatings 101 series offers a broad assessment of some of the safety hazards coating professionals are likely to encounter on the jobs site, including working at heights, confined spaces and chemical exposure. It also provides tips for keeping you and your workers safe, guidance on selecting proper personal protective equipment and suggested articles to read for more in-depth information on these hazards.

In this issue’s features, Travis Crotwell from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine highlights how achieving long-term protection on subsea production system equipment requires careful attention to parameters set forth by coating manufacturers and standards organizations to protect the submerged assets for upwards of three decades. In “Ideal Application Characteristics of Subsea Production System Coatings,” Crotwell describes some of the coating characteristics that can enable these specific in-ship applications for SPS equipment to help guide owners and applicators in selecting systems to protect their subsea assets.

Next, “Coating Clarifiers: Application of 100%-Solids Epoxy Helps Restore Wastewater Structures” recaps a coating project with the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission in New Jersey at one of the most extensive modern wastewater facilities in the eastern United States and one of the sixth largest in the country. David Adams from Warren Environmental describes how the 12 final clarifier tanks underwent ultra-high-pressure waterjetting before application of a high-solids epoxy system to provide long-term protection and keep the facility up and running.

Readers can also find the recurring Bid Bits and Paint by Numbers articles in the issue.

Coming Next Issue

According to Lange, readers can expect the following topics in the November issue:

  • Examining an Autonomous Hull Cleaning and Coating Robot;
  • What Painter Should Know About Cathodic Protection;
  • Coatings 101: The Role of an Inspector;
  • Blasting Resource Guide Special Advertising Section;
  • Contractor Connect 2022 Recap; and
  • Industry news, coatings community comments and upcoming events.

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