Section Awards

Section awards recognize those that succeed in fulfilling SPE’s mission by serving local members. The awards honor exemplary efforts in technical knowledge dissemination, operations, member benefits, society and community outreach, innovation, and more.

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Presidential Award for Outstanding Section

The Presidential Award for Outstanding Section is the highest honor a section can receive. It recognizes the top 5 percent of eligible sections that are exemplary in the scoring categories. The awards are presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

Section Excellence Award

The Section Excellence Award is the second highest honor a section can receive. It is awarded to the next 20 percent of eligible sections that have accomplished an admirable level of success. A certificate is emailed to all designated sections.

Eligibility and Judging

Compliant sections that submit an annual report by 1 June are eligible for consideration.

Each section will demonstrate a different level of activity in the scoring categories below - depending on initiative, size, and resources. To normalize the varying sizes, sections are divided into five size groups according to the section's total paid membership as of 31 December. The size groups are Small, Medium, Large, Mega, and Super Mega. Super Mega consists of sections with membership of 2,000 or greater. The other size groups are evenly divided.

Judging is completed in three rounds by a committee of members sourced from SPE's volunteer opportunities.

Scoring Details

The award shall recognize: Weight

1. Technical Knowledge Dissemination

30%

2.  Section Operations & Sustainability

30%

3. Member Benefits

20% 

4. Reaching Out – Within, Inter-Society and Community Benefits 

10% 

5.  Innovation

10%