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WEDA Young Professional of the Year Award

Nomination Form and Criteria

WEDA’s Young Professional of the Year Award reflects that person providing significant contributions to WEDA and/or the dredging community during the last year or years.


Nomination Form (no more than two pages, preferably less)


·        Nominee’s full name

               Nominee’s age and contact information

               Nominee’s academic background

               Nominee’s employment (current and historical)

               Nominator’s name and contact info (can be self-nominating)

·        Background in WEDA and in the Dredging Community

·        Contributions to WEDA and/or to the Dredging Community (see criteria for ideas)




  • Nominee should be 35 years of age or younger at time of nomination submission.
  • Member of WEDA at time of nomination submission.
  • Award recipient shall be selected by the WEDA Awards Committee based upon review and assessment of the nominations received.
  • The examples of accomplishments, contributions, and achievements provided below are not exclusive and are provided as guidance to the qualities to be addressed in the nomination.
    1. Author of recent dredging industry related technical/scientific paper(s)
    2. Advancement of dredging technology (e.g., construction, monitoring, design, safety, environmental, or survey)
    3. Contributions to the WEDA organization
    4. General achievements and leadership in dredging community
    5. Significant project accomplishments or milestones
    6. Mentoring activities. For example, outreach to students in elementary, high school, or college; development/mentoring of a WEDA chapter at a local university/college

The Winner: WEDA Young Professional of the Year

  • Award will be presented during the annual WEDA Member Luncheon on the first day of the annual Summit and Exposition.
  • The winner is expected to attend the WEDA Summit and Exposition when the award will be presented.
  • Award recipient will receive a plaque, and be recognized on the WEDA website, in a press release, and an email to all WEDA members.
  • The winner will receive one-year free membership to WEDA.

Nominees: All nominees for the WEDA Young Professional of the Year Award will receive a one-time one-year free membership to WEDA.

Deadline for Nominations for 2021: Submit by April 2, 2021, to Craig Vogt, Chair of WEDA’s Award Committee. Craig@CraigVogt.com