Awards Program

The National Water Safety Congress's extensive award program recognizes the many water safety professionals, dedicated volunteers and stakeholder organizations that make outstanding contributions to water safety. The NWSC presents these awards each year at the annual International Boating and Water Safety Summit.

Recognition of those who contribute substantially to water safety is an encouraged to further promote water and boating safety, helping to reduce the number of drowning and boating accidents now occurring each year. This awards program also provides an opportunity to say "Thank You" and to inspire others to continue to give their best for water safety. Please check out our awards programs and nominate the most deserving individual or group.

Recognition of those who contribute substantially to water safety is an encouraged to further promote water and boating safety, helping to reduce the number of drowning and boating accidents now occurring each year. Please research your area and nominate the most deserving individual or group for one of the awards.

The NWSC offers the following awards:

National Award (one for the entire nation) -
Presented annually to an individual, organization, firm or agency that has made a significant contribution to water safety issues/programs on a NATIONAL scale.

Regional Award (one per region) -
Presented annually to an Individual, organization, firm or agency that has contributed the most to water safety issues or programs within a region or, as a minimum, within a multi-state area (may cover more than one Region).

Award of Merit (2 per region) -
Selected from nominees that the Awards Committee believes made a significant contribution or an outstanding effort to enhance or promote water safety at the local or state level.

Letter of Commendation (2 per region) -
Presented to recognize councils, organizations, programs, activities, or individuals who have made lifetime achievements or significant or outstanding accomplishments in promoting water safety that deserves special recognition by a national organization.

Please complete and return a nomination form to awards@watersafetycongress.org.

Click here to see how the regions are divided.

The deadline for submitting is January 10 2016

**2016 Awards Nominations Form (word) (pdf)