Excellence in Irrigation

Acknowledging the Exceptional

Excellence in Irrigation Honor and Merit Award winners are selected based on the quality of project planning,  design functionalism, environmental responsibility and relevance. The projects are independently judged by an academic team at Cal Poly Pomona and Kansas State University, who are looking for evidence of unique problem solving;  forward thinking water resource management solutions and clarity in presentation. Entry categories include: Commercial/Public Works; Parks and Recreational/Sport Field Facilities; Golf; Residential; Planning and Analysis; Research.

Members and non-members may submit their entry for consideration.

We are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Excellence in Irrigation Awards.

Entry Deadline has been extended: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST

View the official rules, and entry guidelines HERE

Ready to submit your entry?

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The 2017 Honor Award Recipients Include:


Commercial and Public Works Honor Award:

Gawler Water Reuse Scheme, Adelaide, Australia

George W. Bush Residential Center, Dallas, TX

Navy Pier, Phase I, Chicago, IL


Golf Course Honor Award:

Rolling Hills Golf Course, Tempe, AZ


Parks and Recreation/Sports Fields Honor Award:

Copper Sky Regional Park, Maricopa, AZ

Sendero Field, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA


Planning and Analysis Honor Award:

Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, CA


The 2017 Merit Award Recipients Include:


Commercial and Public Works Merit Award:

Santa Clara Square, Phase 1, Santa Clara, CA


Golf Course Merit Award:

Tree Irrigation, Annenberg Retreat, Rancho Mirage, CA


Residential, Larger than 1 Acre Merit Award:

Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate, St Clair Shores, MI


Research Merit Award:

Deficit Irrigation Study, Pomona, CA