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.

Submissions for the 2020 Excellence in Irrigation Awards are being accepted now through Friday, December 6, 2019.


Don’t wait – SUBMIT an entry today!


Prior to submitting an entry, please read the 2020 Excellence in Irrigation Program OFFICIAL RULES.

The 2019 Honor Award Recipients Include:


Commercial and Public Works (Large Projects) Honor Award:

The Cloisters on the Platte, Gretna, NE

Planning & Analysis Honor Award:

Macadamia Orchard Micro Irrigation, Canina, Queensland, Australia

The 2019 Merit Award Recipients Include:


Commercial and Public Works (Large Projects) Merit Award:

Home Depot Backyard, Atlanta, GA

  • Irrigation Consulting Services, Inc., Bob Scott

Planning & Analysis Merit Award:

Peoria Irrigation System & Turf Reduction Study, Peoria, AZ