Annual Awards

The Charleston Post will be awarding various awards in 2020 at the Annual Awards Gala on July 18, 2020. We are excited to add this new aspect to our post to recognize our members for their contributions.


Individuals and companies can be nominated for the following awards. Nominations are due by June 1, 2020.


AWARDS

For Individuals:

  • Distinguished Service to the Charleston Post
  • Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession
  • Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Science or Sustainability
  • Outstanding Contributions to Architecture
  • Outstanding Contributions to Technology or the Engineering Profession
  • Outstanding Contributions by a Young Military Member
  • Outstanding Contributions by a Young Civilian Member
  • Young Member Award
  • Post Service Award
  • Outstanding Fellow Award

For Firms:

  • Outstanding Member Firm of the Year
  • Sustaining Member Firm of the Year
  • Supporting Small Business Firm of the Year


CRITERIA

Charleston Post Individual Awards

Eligibility Criteria

Nomination Criteria

Nomination for National Award

Distinguished Service to the Charleston Post

A member of The Society for at least ten years and a current member of the Charleston Post.

Conspicuous and meritorious service to the Charleston Post during the previous year including notable contributions in past years. Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society mission over ones entire period of membership in the Society.

Walter O. Bachus Gold Medal

 

Outstanding Contributions to the Engineering Profession

Registered engineer who is a member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination.

Eminent and notable contributions in engineering, design, or construction in the past five years.

Goethals Medal

 

Outstanding Contributions to Environmental Science or Sustainability

A member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination.

Eminent and notable contributions in environmental science or sustainability in the past five years.

 

Outstanding Contributions to Architecture

A Registered Architect who is a member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination.

Eminent and notable contribution in the field of architecture in the past five years.

Urbahn Medal

 

Outstanding Contributions by a Young Military Member

Uniformed Memberof SAMEwho is 39 years old or younger in the year for which nominated and who is a member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination.

The following criteria will be used in judging nominations:

- Outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, research & development, or planning for a minimum of the past two years.
- Demonstrated leadership in managing projects or organizations.
- Receipt of awards or other recognition for professionalism, leadership and/or community service.

Sverdrup Medal

 

 

 

Outstanding Contributions by a Young Civilian Member

Civilian member of SAME are who is 39 years old or younger in the year for which nominated and who is a member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination.

The following criteria will be used in judging nominations:

- Outstanding contributions to engineering, design, construction, research & development, or planning for a minimum of the past two years.
- Demonstrated leadership in managing projects or organizations.
- Receipt of awards or other recognition for professionalism, leadership and/or community service.

Tudor Medal

 

 

Young Member Award

A member of SAME who has been a member for the past five years, who is a member of the Charleston Post prior to nomination and is 39 years old or younger in the year for which nominated.

Outstanding leadership and accomplishments in support of the Society Mission over one’s entire period of membership in the Society. Takes an active role in operations of the Post by serving on the Board or leading a Committee.

Young Member Medal

 

 

Outstanding Contributions to Technology or the Engineering Profession

A member of SAME Charleston Post during the year for which nominated.

Initiative in advancement of existing engineering and related technology for the pastthree years; demonstrated acceptance and applicationof technology by users; demonstrated communication skills in technology advancement; effective use of teamwork; and cost savings and effectiveness of the technology.

Technology Advancement Medal

 

Post Service Award

A member of SAME for at least five years and a member of the Charleston Post for at least three years on the date of the nomination.

Individuals who have supported the Post over at least a period of three years and have contributed to the success of the Post. The Post must have been recognized as a distinguished Post at least once during the period for which the individual is being nominated. The individual should have held positions of responsibility in the Post, such as Secretary, Treasurer, or Committee Chair.

Post Service Medal

 

Outstanding Fellow Award

Member who is a Fellow and has been a Charleston Post Member for at least one year.

Outstanding contribution to the Post by actively participating in Post membership meetings and events. Mentors members in operations of the Post and the importance of the Strategic Plan. Helps to establish an environment of open interaction with young members and acts as a sounding board for ideas and career concerns. Encourages Young members to attend SAME meetings and introduces to colleagues and connects Young Members with educational and employment opportunities. Encourages other Fellows in actively participate in Post activities.

Gerald C. Brown Mentoring Award



Outstanding Member Firm of the Year (Medium Size Firm; 101 to 2,499 employees)

Supporting Firm in the private sector who is a medium-sized company (101-2,499 employees).

The company supports the Charleston Post by allowing one or more employees to take on leadership positions at the Post, Region and National level, including Board of Direction, standing committees and conference planning committees; the Company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs; the Company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities; the company exhibited and sponsored activities/events at SAME National and/or Regional or Local Conferences.

 

Seymour S. Greenfield Sustaining Member Award (Requires Firm to be a Sustaining Member)

 

 

Sustaining Member Firm of the Year (Large Company; 2500+ employees)

SAME Sustaining Member Firm in the private sector and a Sustaining Member of at least two or more SAME Posts in each of the previous five years.

The company appoints individuals to sustaining member representative positions for each Post affiliation; the company representatives take on leadership positions at the Post, Region and National level, including Board of Direction, standing committees and conference planning committees; the company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs; the company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities; the company advertises in SAME publications (The Military Engineer, and the print version of the Directory of Member Companies & Organizations); the company exhibited and sponsored activities/events at SAME National and Region Conferences.

J.W. Morris Sustaining Member Award

 

Supporting Small Business Firm of the Year (<100 employees)

Supporting Small Business Firm in the private sector that is a Small Business in at least one NAICS category as of the date of nomination.

The Company supports the Charleston Post by allowing one or more employees to take on leadership positions at the Post level, including Board of Direction and committees; the company supports K-12, College Outreach and community service activities; the company participates in Small Business programs sponsored by The Society or public agencies; the company exhibits and sponsors at SAME local and/or regional conferences; the company supports Young Member participation in Society activities and mentoring programs.

Robert B. Flowers Small Business Award (Requires Firm to be a Sustaining Member)

 

 

 

 

For a pdf of the criteria, click here.


For a pdf of the Individual Nomination Form, click here.

For a pdf of the Supporting Firm Nomination Form, click here.


Nominations must be submitted by June 1, 2020. Please use the two forms below for submission.


Presentation of the awards will be at the Annual Awards Gala on July 18, 2020. For more information on the Gala, click here.


If you have any questions about the awards, please contact Sonny Chestnut @ SChestnut@smeinc.com. If you have difficulty with this site or the forms below, please contact Malena Yablinsky@ yablinsky.malena@wseinc.com.


 

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  • INDIVIDUAL NOMINATION FORM

  • NOMINEE







  • State specifically how the individual meets the criteria of the recommended medal or award. Refer to appropriate sections of the award information for specific award criteria. Not to exceed 400 words. Endorsement letters are not required, but if available, please email to Sonny Chestnut.

     

     

  • NOMINATOR









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  • SUPPORTING FIRM NOMINATION FORM

  • COMPANY NOMINATED







  • Nomination Criteria

    The Company will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

    • Promote the Charleston Post by allowing their employees to become actively involved in Post Events and Operations, serving on Board and/or leading a committee.
    • Support Young Member participation in the Post and Post Events.
    • Support Post efforts in STEM and Wounded Warrior activities.
    • Exhibit, sponsor, or advertise, per the following:
      • Large Size Firm (2,500+ employees) - advertises in SAME publications and exhibits and sponsors activities/events at SAME National, Regional and Local Conferences.
      • Medium Size Firm (101 - 2,499 employees) - exhibits and sponsors activities/events at SAME Regional and Local Conferences.
      • Small Size Firm (<100 employees) - exhibits and sponsors activities/events at SAME Regional or Local Conferences.
  • State specifically how the Company meets the criteria of the recommended award. Refer to appropriate sections of the award information for specific award criteria. Not to exceed 1,000 words. Endorsement letters are not required, but if available, please email to Sonny Chestnut.

     

     

  • NOMINATOR