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Awards Schedule

1 January – 31 March
Award Nominations Open

April – May
Committee Review

Approval by Executive Board

Winners announced

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The ISA honors and awards program is the Society's opportunity to formally showcase and celebrate the remarkable achievements and contributions of its members, partners, and other automation professionals.


Celebrating Excellence Recognition

Celebrating Excellence Awards recognize members, volunteers, leaders, sections, and divisions for advancing the mission of the International Society of Automation and contributing to the field of automation.

The Awards nomination application is open through 1 January – 31 March. Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the H&A Committee.


  • Enduring Society Service
  • Volunteers of the Year
  • Student Volunteers of the Year
  • Excellence in Mentoring
  • Section Excellence
  • Student Section Excellence
  • Automation Professional of the Year
  • Excellence in Corporate Technical Innovation
  • Excellence in Technical Achievement
  • Division Excellence in Technical Achievement
  • Excellence in Standards
  • Standards Achievement Award
  • Best Selling Book
View the Recognitions and Awards Policy for award descriptions.

Why I Nominate

I have been a leader at the section and division level and served on the Executive Board. In my time with ISA, I met many members and encountered Sections and Divisions that are doing AMAZING things! They host incredible events, lead others effortlessly, help others get into the automation profession, and grow ISA. Our Society is filled with passionate people whose outstanding work deserves to be recognized. This is where WE have to step up to submit nominations for all those above-and-beyond members, sections and divisions. There are awards for people just beginning their ISA journey and for those who have loved and served in this Society for decades. And perhaps my favorite awards—those for outstanding sections and divisions! Let’s Celebrate Excellence.

—Ashley Weckwerth