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IGS Awards deadline Jan. 31, 2018

News | December 15, 2017 | By:

Have you considered submitting a nomination for a 2018 IGS Award as a way of recognizing success and excellence? The IGS Awards will be presented in 2018 to individuals or groups of individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the development and use of geotextiles, geomembranes, related products, or associated technologies through their scientific and technological achievements.

You are encouraged to think about activities that you believe have made an outstanding contribution to the industry, such as: design and/or construction of a structure; publication of a technical document (e.g., paper, book, article, manual); completion of a research program; or development of new products and techniques. Nominations can be from individuals or groups comprised of IGS members from one or more organizations.

The Awards recognize the achievements completed and/or the validity of which have been demonstrated during the four-year period preceding the year of the Award.

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your excellent work. Submit a nomination before Jan. 31, 2018.

Timeline and Deadlines

Nominations must be received by the IGS Secretary ( no later than Jan. 31, 2018. The deadline for receipt of candidate award submission packages is March 31, 2018. Submission packages will be forwarded to the Award Committee for review and choose recipients.

Awards will be presented during 11ICG in Seoul, South Korea (Sept. 16–21, 2018), at the IGS Awards.

There are two types of IGS Awards:

  • The Young IGS Member Achievement Award (This award is for IGS Members who are younger than 36 on Dec. 31, 2017.)
  • The IGS Award

All members of IGS are eligible for IGS Awards except the president of IGS and the members of the Awards Com¬mittee. Candidates must be members of IGS. If a group submission is made, all members of the group must be mem¬bers of IGS; if this requirement is not satisfied, the entire group will be disqualified. If a company is a candidate, this company must be a corporate member of IGS. A company cannot be a candidate for the Young IGS Mem¬ber Achievement Award.

The deadline for candidates to be members and companies to be corporate members of the IGS was June 30, 2017.

For more information on the awards, visit

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