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Distinguished Service Award &
SPE Regional Service Award

Eligibility Requirements

Prior to submitting a nomination, it is important to ensure that your candidate meets the eligibility requirements for this award. To view eligibility requirements, please click here for International, or click here for Regional.

Nomination Eligibility Period

International Nominations = Three Years

International nominations remain eligible for 3 years (if not selected as an award recipient). For example, a nomination made in 2022 would remain eligible for three years – 2022, 2023, and 2024. For this reason, you should not submit a new nomination for these candidates each year as doing so will create a duplicate nomination and may render your candidate ineligible.

NOTE: Due to a change in our software, active international candidates with an original nomination year prior to 2022 were automatically reset to have an original nomination year of 2022. These nominations will remain eligible for a total of 3 years, including 2022.  

Regional Nominations = One Year

Regional nominations are eligible for one year only.
The exception to this rule: If your candidate wins at the regional level, and their nomination is approved by the Regional Director to be transferred to the international level of competition, the EXISTING regional nomination will automatically be transferred to the international candidate pool for the international award equivalent in the following year. Said nomination will remain in the international candidate pool for THREE years for (unless the candidate is selected as an international award recipient). If your candidate has been approved to be transferred to the international level of competition, please do not submit a new application for the next three years. Doing so would result in a duplicate nomination which could render your candidate ineligible.

Nominations in 2nd or 3rd Year of Consideration

If you would like to update your existing nomination in its 2nd or 3rd year of eligibility, please click here. If your nomination is still eligible, you may view and edit the nomination under the current program year (e.g., 2024 Technical Awards).


Submitting a New Nomination

Clicking on the link below will create a new nomination. Please do not click on the link if you meet the following conditions:

  • If you are an international candidate in your 2nd or 3rd year of award consideration and would like to upload a revised CV/Resume: please email awards@spe.org - we will upload it for you.
  • If you were requested to provide a letter of support for an existing nomination: please do so using the link provided in the emailed request or contact the nominator.
  • If you are a nominator who submitted an international nomination for your candidate within the past 3 years: your candidate may still be eligible. Click here to edit your nomination under the current year.

Questions? Contact awards@spe.org