Judges will be using the following criteria: Quality of planning and analysis; effective use, presentation or programming of irrigation techniques and best practices; relationship to conservation initiatives, environmental responsibility; relevance to the irrigation profession; the public interest and the environment, functionalism, relationship to high efficiency context.

Only one award will be given in each category at the discretion of the judges. Judges reserve the right not to award in either of the categories.

Superior professional accomplishment using reclaimed or potable water. Construction site-specific works of irrigation consulting, design, and installation for commercial or public projects. For large incremental/phased projects, the first phase must be completed to be eligible for the award.

Irrigation projects must have been completed no more than four years ago. Only commercial entries may contain client ID.