Section Awards

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

Additional Information

President's Award for Section Excellence

  • Recognizes sections that are exemplary in all categories
  • The awards are presented during the President's Luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

Gold Standard

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


All SPE sections that submit an annual report by 1 June are eligible for consideration. Sections will be divided into four even groups according to their section size (paid membership as of 31 December).

Scoring Details

The award shall recognize: Weight

1. Technical Knowledge Dissemination


2.  Section Operations & Sustainability


3. Member Benefits


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


5.  Innovation