Lighthouse Awards Application Period Opens May 8

AAPA’s Lighthouse Awards recognize programs and projects that stand out as a beacon of excellence across the port industry throughout the Western Hemisphere. AAPA will be accepting project entries for the 2023 Lighthouse Awards program from May 8 to June 5, 2023.

Judges will evaluate entries in four categories: Communications, Environmental Improvement, Facilities Engineering, and Information Technology. Entries are evaluated on a performance scale and winners are awarded based on the combined scores of the judges. The Overall Awards of Excellence will be presented at the AAPA Annual Convention, October 22-25, in Aurora Colorado. Ports are encouraged to review the steps below and begin preparing for their project submissions. 

  • Review application guidelines to become familiar with nomination criteria such as eligibility, project timeframe, required and supplementary materials.
  • Speak with your port leadership and determine which organizational accomplishments you will highlight in your awards application.
  • Gather all information needed for your application. Reports, data, pictures, graphs and other visuals help tell the story of your project to competition judges. Remember to download and complete the PowerPoint template and submit with your application.
  • Submit the full application and application fee online by the June 5 deadline.