CENTENNIAL, COLO. — The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is seeking the best hot-dip galvanized steel projects of 2013. The 2014 Call for Entries is extended to any party involved with an after-fabrication hot-dip galvanized steel project completed in 2013. Each year, the Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards recognizes the special skill and efforts of galvanizers, fabricators, architects, engineers, contractors, and all other parties in their use of hot-dip galvanizing in an innovative, ideal, creative, monumental, or otherwise impressive fashion.

Hot-dip galvanized steel is used in many applications throughout various industries. Thus, Excellence Awards are presented in 12 sectors and three special categories. The 12 sectors are: Artistic, Bridge & Highway, Building & Architecture, Civic Contribution, Duplex Systems, Electrical, Utility & Communication, Food & Agriculture, Industrial, Original Equipment Manufacturing, Recreation & Entertainment, Transportation, and Water and Marine. The three special categories are: International, Most Distinguished, and Lifetime Achievement, in which submissions which must have at least 15 years in service showcasing the longevity of the coating.

Although anyone who was involved with a project is welcome to submit it to the Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards, collaborating with all parties involved providing the most complete and descriptive entry as possible is highly recommended. All projects must be submitted using the online form at https://galvanizeit.org/project-gallery/submit; review the Submission Requirements for further information. Projects must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2013, and winners will be announced at the AGA’s Annual Confernce in March 2014.