Geographic Section Awards

Geographic Section Awards recognize sections that display exemplary efforts in technical knowledge dissemination, operations, member benefits, society and community outreach, innovation, and more.

Additional Information

Award Categories

The awards are presented during the President’s Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition.

President's Award for Section Excellence

  • Recognizes geographic sections that are exemplary in all categories

Geographic Section Award for Innovation

  • Recognizes geographic sections that excel at introducing  new ideas, processes, or ways of thinking to improve overall member benefits

Geographic Section Award for Outstanding Young Professional Activity

  • Recognizes geographic sections that developed exceptional programs to support young professionals

Geographic Section Award for Outstanding Student Support

  • Recognizes geographic sections making exceptional efforts to connect students to the energy industry

Gold Standard

  • Recognizes geographicsections that have accomplished an admirable level of activity. All designated geographic sections will be mailed a Gold Standard certificate.


All SPE geographic sections that submit an annual report by 1 June are eligible for consideration by the standing committee on geographic section and chapter activities. Geographic sections will be divided into four even groups according to their geographic section size (paid membership as of 31 December).

Scoring Details

The award shall recognize: Weight

1. Technical Knowledge Dissemination


2.  Geographic Section Operations & Sustainability


3. Member Benefits


4. Reaching Out – Within, Inter-Society and Community Benefits 


5.  Innovation