Public Works Project of the Year


WA Chapter Nomination Due: 
January 20, 2023, Midnight

Awarded at: WA Chapter Spring Conference


Directions for Submitting: Download the Nomination Form and Photo Worksheet . Submit  both forms online above with up to 10 images. By pushing the "Submit Online" button, another window will open allowing you to upload to DropBox ( from Juel Lugo, LILT). You will be emailed a confirmation from DropBox. If you do not receive a confirmation email or for general help, please email

Some agencies have experienced that their organizations have blocked the DropBox upload. We recommend you test it out ahead of time, consultants can upload for you if needed. 

Supporting documentation is limited to 20 pages, excluding loose photos and forms. Photographs will be used for promotional purposes by the association. No letters of recommendation please as they will not be considered. Simultaneous nomination of the same project in two categories is not permitted.


>> Download the POY Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for nomination, a project must have been "substantially completed" and available for public/agency use within two calendar years prior to nomination. If a project has multiple phases or segments, then "substantially completed"  will be construed to mean when the initial phase or segment is 90% complete and available to the public/agency for use. 

Review Last Year's Winning Submissions

These awards recognize excellence in management and administration to successfully complete public works projects. Awards fall into five categories listed below, with dollar volume differentials (Less than $5M, <$25M, $25M - $75M, >$75M) within each category:


  • Emergency/Disaster Preparedness
  • Environment
  • Historical Restoration/Preservation
  • Structures
  • Transportation

National Submissions: Submitting a nomination for the National APWA Project of the Year must be done separately from the WA state chapter nomination.

More information is available here: National Nomination Due: March 1, 2023

Kristina 'Tina' Nelson 
APWA WA Chapter - Awards Committee Co-Chair, "Project of the Year"


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