Member and Industry Awards
Each year, ATSSA honors and recognizes deserving professionals and companies for a variety of industry awards. Nominate those who have made a significant contribution to the roadway safety infrastructure industry. All national winners are recognized during ATSSA's Annual Convention & Traffic Expo.
See below for more information on each award category:
For more than 30 years, ATSSA members have honored and recognized public officials with the National Safety Award. This person must employed by a government agency (or retired from a government agency within the last two years) and has made a significant contribution to the safety of our nation’s highways. Only ATSSA members may submit a nomination.
The 2023 call for nominations period was June 14 - July 31.
View previous award recipients
The Industry Achievement Award (originally called the "Pioneer Achievement Award") is intended to recognize ATSSA members who achieve distinction deemed worthy of special recognition. It is a means of acknowledging members who have attained eminence in the roadway safety infrastructure industry and/or who have made unusually significant contributions to ATSSA. This award is not required to be presented each year, but is reserved to acknowledge a select few for their lifetime of work and service.
The 2023 call for nominations period is Aug. 8 - Sept. 29.
Read the award eligibility and process and a letter from the Board Chair, then submit the online nomination form.
ATSSA's National Media Award* recognizes a reporter/news organization, blogger or freelancer, who has been fair, balanced and informative in reporting transportation-related issues on radio, television, newspaper and/or the web. Journalists play an important role in telling the public what's happening in our communities and on our roadways. Only employees of Department of Transportation (DOT) offices or transportation agencies may submit a nomination.
*Employees of a government agency, highway department or DOT are NOT eligible for this award.
Submit the online nomination form.
The Mark of Excellence recognizes an individual’s outstanding contribution to the pavement marking industry and ATSSA. It is awarded by the ATSSA Pavement Marking Committee. The nominee must currently be a member of ATSSA or have been a member for a minimum of 10 years and have made a significant contribution to the pavement marking industry and ATSSA. He/she must have exhibited professional integrity, dedication, involvement and outstanding performance in the advancement of highway safety through improved pavement markings. Only voting members of the Pavement Marking Committee may submit a nomination.
The nominations for this award are handled by the Pavement Marking Committee.
The ATSS Foundation Ambassador Award, formerly the "Champion" Award, recognizes individuals or entities who have demonstrated extraordinary efforts in supporting The Foundation’s core purpose of promoting roadway safety through charitable giving and public awareness programs. Through their own unique combination of passion and skills, ambassadors inspire others to get involved and give back to our industry.
Nominations are considered three times a year in conjunction with Foundation Board meetings (March, July and November). Learn more and submit a nomination today
Exhibitors at ATSSA's Annual Convention & Traffic Expo are encouraged to apply for the New Products Rollout (NPRO) event and its innovative opportunities, which are designed to help gain the maximum exposure for new products. Approved participants may vie for a prestigious ATSSA Innovation Award, which recognizes the top innovative products displayed at Traffic Expo that are entered in the ATSSA NPRO Presentation Live Event.
The application period for 2024 is not yet open (must be a current exhibitor to apply).
Learn more about the NPRO and current Innovation Award winner(s)
During the first general session at ATSSA’s 2022 Convention & Traffic Expo in Tampa, ATSSA Board Chair Greg Driskell surprised President & CEO Stacy Tetschner with the Chairman’s Award, an award given only four times in the 28-year history of the award. Driskell announced it as part of his remarks on Feb. 13 and said it recognized Tetschner’s performance during his first two years at the helm of the Association and his tremendous help to Driskell during his term as Board Chair.
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