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Nominations are now being accepted for the

2019 GAWP Education Awards


Education Awards of Excellence will be given in two categories. These categories shall be:

Education Program of Excellence – submission is for single topic area (i.e. water conservation/water supply, wastewater/sewer or watershed/stormwater)
Comprehensive Education Program of Excellence – submission is for comprehensive program of two or more topic areas


Please watch this video or download the How-To Guide for important information on the awards. 


Judging Criteria and Minimum Requirements:

• Applicants may refer to the Judge’s Scoring Sheet to review criteria used for evaluating the submissions.
• A minimum score of 90% MUST be realized in order for a program to be recognized with an Education Award of Excellence based on the Judge’s Scoring Sheet. This applies for both types of awards. In order to be awarded a Comprehensive Education Program of Excellence, the applicant must score at least 90% for each applicable program area.

• Awards will be given based on utility size as follows:

  1.           Small size
  2.           Medium size
  3.           Large size         

Evaluation Period:

Programs are being evaluated for activities that occurred June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018. 

Supporting Material:

All supporting material must be included to determine eligibility for the award. Supporting material must be submitted either in PDF format or as a Microsoft OneNote notebook. Please refer to the How-To Guide  for more information on organizing your materials. All supporting materials must be uploaded below.

Additional Awards:

In addition, the following three awards may be selected from the submissions provided to the Selection Committee for Education Awards of Excellence. Awards in these categories are not mandatory, but based on the submission pool and evidence of exemplary program elements in the following categories:
Innovative Initiatives Award - A creative program which uses an edgy or nonconventional approach to public outreach
New Media Award – Exceptional digital and social media used to communicate issues and events
Direct Media Award – Exceptional printed mass media piece that goes directly to customers (newsletters, bill inserts, brochures and collateral materials such as fliers, door hangers, etc.)


• All applicants must be GAWP Utility/Corporate members.

• The applicant must have completed one full year (12 months) of programming and developed a method of reporting their program outcomes (e.g. an annual report).

• All applicants must complete and upload (below) the Award Submission Form/Check List. Only submissions made online will be considered.

Submission Deadline: January 18, 2019

Recognition for these awards will be given at the 2019 Spring Conference in Columbus, GA on April 23-24, 2019.

2018 Public Education Awards Application

(Award Submission Form/Check List must be completed and uploaded below. Other supporting material can also be uploaded below) 

Please read the Policies & Protocols listed above as well as the criteria specific to this awards program

Individual files must be 30MB or less and only 8 files can be uploaded at a time. In addition, the total upload size must be less than 30MB for all files uploaded in the same group.

If you are experiencing problems uploading supporting files, you are allowed to submit your files via dropbox or wetransfer to Susana Lanier at

After selecting "Submit" below, the next page that appears will be your confirmation page for completing this application.

If you do not receive a confirmation page after hitting "Submit" please try again.

Do not use Internet Explorer as your browser while making this submission. You may contact GAWP with questions at (770) 618-8690