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’.

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