CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominations must be received by September 30, 2004 to ensure consideration
for the 2005 awards.
are the Summit Awards®?
is APEGGAs major annual event, held in conjunction with the
Annual General Meeting. The event provides a suitable forum to recognize
excellence in the practices of engineering, geology and geophysics
and the contributions APEGGA members make to the community.
1991 these awards were presented at a luncheon held during the Annual
Conference, normally at a resort location. On the recommendation
of the conference organizing committee, the Council of the day approved
the movement of the event to the more accessible locations of Edmonton
and Calgary on alternating years. The Summit Awards®, as they
are now known, were also changed from a luncheon format to a higher
profile gala. The event has been very successful and has become
one of the premier award events in Alberta. It is also larger than
any awards event held by our affiliate associations across Canada.
The Summit Awards® event consistently receives praise from both
corporate supporters and individual members.
have a gala event for the Summit Awards®?
1991 APEGGA undertook a communications program to increase the publics
understanding of the work of engineers, geologists and geophysicists.
A survey of the public indicated that there was very little awareness
of the contributions made by APEGGA members to Albertas standard
of living. The communication initiatives over the past years have
included advertisements, publication of magazines, sponsorship of
student activities during Engineering Week and Science and Technology
Week, as well as many other activities. The Summit Awards® is another
opportunity to tell Albertans about the contributions of our members.
Summit Awards® are promoted through mailings, posters and personal
contacts by volunteers prior to the event. After the Summit Awards®,
the award recipients are announced through advertisements in daily
newspapers. The Summit Awards® plays a dual role in providing an
appropriate prestigious event to present our primary awards and,
at the same time, a showcase to profile the valuable contributions
members make to society.
is welcome at the Summit Awards®. This is not intended to be a closed
event. We have deserving members that are receiving awards, and
we want the world to know! The Summit Awards® show will be entertaining
and fast-paced. We have had praise from spouses and partners at
past Summit Awards® on the quality of the show and entertainment
value of the whole event.
can my organization use tickets if we decide to become a supporter?
have found many different ways to use Summit Awards® tickets. Some
make tickets available to employees and their partners. These employees
are not always APEGGA members. Many companies make them available
to various members of the engineering, geological or geophysical
team in their organization. Some include individuals from other
departments such as accounting, legal or support staff. They will
all enjoy the show.
companies reward employees who have gone that extra mile, making
it a part of their internal communications and recognition programs.
You may also wish to schedule meetings or training sessions around
the time of the Summit Awards® and bring in your field staff. You
can provide training and then have employees attend a very motivational
Summit Awards® event.
a small organization benefit by participating as a sponsor? Previously
we have had one-person firms sponsor the Summit Awards® by purchasing
a table of ten tickets. The tickets can be used to help cement relationships
with your banker or accountant. Hosting clients at the Summit Awards®
will leave them with positive, lasting memories of your hospitality
and your link to a vital professional community.
firms have also included their bankers and other suppliers at the
Summit Awards®. For organizations of all sizes, it's a promotional
activity that will not be forgotten. Some companies have combined
their desire to promote science and math education with the Summit Awards®, by inviting students and teachers to join them. These
have become very positive experiences for both the students and
company representatives. If a company wants to include students
but doesn't have the contacts, we can be the matchmaker. Just
let us know.
The Summit Awards® are a registered
trademark of APEGGA