SGA Awards


Recognizing Excellence

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For decades, the Southern Gas Association has been an important forum for recognizing leading natural gas companies across the United States and Canada. SGA Awards recognize members who are advancing the natural gas industry.  Our aim is to support and showcase the great work of companies who have achieved real, measurable business outcomes in their organizations.

SGA awards recognize individuals and teams for their technical contributions, professional excellence, career achievement, service to colleagues, industry leadership, and community service.

Why Participate?


Entering the SGA Awards competition is good for business.

1. Get national recognition

An SGA award can be a tool in your marketing toolbox. Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Winning a business award can open doors to getting contracts, finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.

2. Benchmarking

The application process for entering the SGA awards can cause you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your peers highlighting how you stand out in the industry - whether that’s through innovation, diversity, growth, customer service, investment in people and strategic thinking.

3. Increased credibility

An SGA award win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your company. A win can give a seal of approval to your activities and is a sign of quality for potential customers. It can also help with relationships with suppliers. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from peers and will send out positive signals to customers.

4. Employee motivation

Awards recognize the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation. Employees are focused on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it. Create a morale boost and invite the team to the awards lunch ceremony which can yield networking opportunities as well as being a team spirit boost.

5. Attract talent

An SGA award validates your hiring stature among new recruits. Acknowledgement of your initiatives and validation as the best can help you attract the talent you need to push your company. Increased employee morale will also help attract and retain new recruits.

KEY DATES

Mark your calendar!

Nominations Open

4 January, 2021

Nominations Close

15 May, 2021

Finalists Announced

14 June, 2021

Live Event/finalist showcase and winners announced

21 July, 2021

Categories

SGA will recognize excellence in seven categories:

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Emergency Management:

Have you developed and delivered an exemplary emergency management program aimed at promoting preparedness and resilience?


Have you exceeded standards for the delivery and/or development of emergency management training programs? Have you collaborated on a regional or industry-wide initiative that will provide significant guidance to emergency management programs, policies, or practices? 

SGA’s Emergency Management Award recognizes members who have made an outstanding contribution to the creation or promotion of a new service or program, provided exemplary work in the field of emergency management.  Show off your best and most effective work in emergency management innovation, collaboration, and practice when you enter the 2021 SGA Emergency Management Awards.  Your work will be judged by a panel of experts in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Community Service:

Have you created a unique and impactful community service program?


Have you gone the extra mile in service and outreach?

Show off your best and most unique community outreach work when you enter the 2020 SGA Community Service Awards. The challenges presented in 2020, created numerous opportunities for outreach.  We know you showed up for your communities, so let’s celebrate your effort.  Enter today and have your work judged by a panel of experts in the most-watched and respected natural gas award ceremony in the natural gas industry.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Corporate Communication:

Have you created a unique marketing/communications program for your organization?


Have a publication you think is award-winning? Did your last social media campaign increase stakeholder engagement?

SGA’s Corporate Communication Award celebrates excellence in communications.  Communications comprise much more than press releases and emails.  It takes exceptional communication teams to deliver game-changing communications, the kind needed to change the narrative and advance stakeholder relationships.  If you and your team have delivered a successful communications project, whether communicating through a major change, engaging employees around a new initiative, shaping your corporate culture, or any other topic, we want to hear from you.  Show off your best and most effective communications campaign when you enter the 2021 SGA Corporate Communication Awards.  Your work will be judged by a panel of experts in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Meritorious Action:

Is there a hero among you?


Did you or a colleague go above and beyond to save a life?

SGA’s Meritorious Action Award celebrates individuals who have displayed courageous actions to save or attempt to save lives. SGA salutes individuals who have displayed heroic action or quick thinking to save the lives of others.  Share your epic story of heroism when you enter the 2021 SGA Meritorious Action Awards.  Your recipient will be commemorated in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Environmental & Social Governance:

Are you tracking impact?


Are you spearheading a sustainable future?

SGA’s Environmental & Social Governance Award recognizes the incorporation of one or more ESG factors into business strategy. With this award, SGA recognizes companies who are leading the charge to create sustainability and able to deliver quantifiable results for community and investor reports. Share your efforts to deliver remarkable ESG results when you enter the 2021 SGA Environmental & Social Governance Awards.  Your work will be judged by a panel of experts in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Safety & Health:

Are you creating new ways to keep people safe?


Has your organization’s initiative helped to set a new standard?

SGA’s Safety & Health Award honors the work that may go unnoticed by preventing mishaps. Through this award, SGA recognizes companies whose safety and health initiatives have benefited employee and customer well-being. Share the best safety and health efforts in your organizations and set the benchmark for others to strive toward when you enter the 2021 SGA Safety & Health Awards.  Your work will be judged by a panel of experts in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Engineering Innovation:

Have you taken innovation to the next level?


Has your spark ignited a better way to meet the goal? Have you discovered a new process to improve results? 

SGA’s Engineering Innovation Award recognizes individuals or workgroups who have developed innovative processes or programs. The natural gas industry has always been on the cutting edge of innovation and recent trends promise to keep gas at the forefront! Show off your best and most effective innovations when you enter the 2021 SGA Engineering Innovation Awards.  Your work will be judged by a panel of experts in a widely watched and respected natural gas award ceremony.

Winners will be honored live at the Natural Gas Connect Conference in Louisville, KY in July 2021 and featured online at SOUTHERNGAS.ORG

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Entry Information

Entry Guidelines


Statement of Purpose:

  • Provide at least a paragraph explaining your entry and why it deserves to win.  There are no minimums or limits for length.

General Judging Guidelines:

  • Suitability for the audience
  • Design attributes and quality of production
  • Impact
  • Quality of content with “eye-catching” or unusual material that engages the audience
  • Use of up-to-date information with a contemporary look and feel
  • Lack of errors

Downloadable Awards Information:

Click here to download more information.

Click here to begin the nomination process.

Click here to preview the submission survey.

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