BDA Awards 2020 – Call for Submissions

August 7, 2020

The British Drilling Association (BDA) Awards 2020 are now open for submissions and as you know, with the current COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Dinner Dance will not be held. However, awards entries will still be judged as normal, with a shortlist produced and winners being presented their trophy in person at a date shortly after.

The awards are not only a great opportunity to showcase the work and achievement of companies and individuals, but also demonstrate the levels of excellence and professionalism in the drilling sector and are a great way to promote your business.

Submissions are invited for the following awards categories:

  • LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – recognising an individual that has made a lengthy and outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry over their career
  • DRILLER OF THE YEAR – recognising an individual Driller (any level, trainee to Lead, be more inclusive) that has made an outstanding contribution to the British drilling industry / their company
  • EXCELLENCE AWARD – recognising a demonstration of technical excellence, innovation and/or collaborative working achieved by a Company and/or co-working & co-operation between a BDA Member Company and one or more Consultants, Contractor’s, Supplier etc. on a recently competed project, innovation or development initiative.
  • SAFETY AWARD – recognising a recent safety campaign or initiative in the British Drilling industry that has reduced accidents / near misses or improved behavioural safety culture, including COVID-19 measures

Closing date for entries is 21st October 2020, after which a shortlist will be published before the winners are announced 10th December 2020.

PLEASE NOTE:  It is not possible to upload a video to support your entry, however should you wish to send a video, please do so via Dropbox or WeTransfer, to  – please state in the subject/title ‘This is a video to support our BDA Awards 2020 entry’.

BDA Industry Awards 2020 Entry Form

  • Section A - Award category

  • Section B - Your details

  • Section C - Individual or company being entered

  • Section D - Award entry title

  • Please describe in the space below why you feel the award is deserved? You may wish to refer to the Award Criteria for an idea of what the judges will be looking for.
  • Up to 2 No. photographs and 1 No. piece of documentary evidence may be provided to support your entry. Please attach to this form when submitting your entry.
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    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, png, jpg, .
  • Terms and Conditions of Entry
    1. Entries close 5pm Tuesday 20th October 2020. Entries must be received at the BDA office online at before this date and time.
    2. You must fully complete the entry form and send with any supporting evidence.
    3. Submissions for Industry Excellence and Safety Improvement Awards must be for projects/products that have recently made their impact and have been successful.
    4. By submitting the entry form all entrants warrant that they have permission from all necessary parties.
    5. By submitting this entry form you grant BDA permission to use its content in publications/events/websites.
    6. All entrants must where possible provide details of organisations mentioned.
    7. In the event that an entry is found to breach any of the terms and conditions it will be ruled invalid and withdrawn from consideration.
    8. Judges reserve the right to determine whether an entry qualifies as acceptable. Entries the judges deem not acceptable will be ruled invalid.
    9. Terms and conditions may be amended at the BDA’s discretion. BDA will publish revised terms and conditions on its website.
    10. All judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the judging process or the outcome.
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