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Hot-dip galvanized steel is used in myriad applications throughout various industries. As such, the Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards recognizes 12 sector and 3 special categories annually. The categories are:

Artistic International*
Bridge & Highway Lifetime Achievement*
Building & Architecture Most Distinguished*
Civic Contribution Original Equipment Manufacturing
Duplex Systems Recreation & Entertainment
Electrical, Utility, & Communication Transportation
Food & Agriculture Water & Marine

The main sector categories (artistic, water & marine, bridge & highway, etc) classify newly galvanized projects by the type of application. All newly completed projects will be classified into one of these categories for judging purposes.

*The three special categories are classified and/or selected based on different criteria, as follows:

  • International - reserved for projects galvanized by non-North American AGA members
  • Lifetime Achievement - reserved for projects that have been in service at least 15 years
  • Most Distinguished - all submitted projects are considered for this award which honors the best project of the year