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22nd Snow and Ice Symposium
The Best Show in Snow
SIMA Symposium-The Best Show in Snow

snow & ice industry awards and celebration

Our industry and the people in it are amazing! Join us at the snow and ice party of the week—we’ll toast the winners, have a little fun and celebrate our “cool” industry!


Don't be shy! The industry’s premier awards program provides great opportunities to recognize and reward professionalism and success. Shine a light on great work and accomplishments.

Applications are now being accepted! Winners will be announced and celebrated at the Annual Symposium. The ceremony and celebration event is Thursday evening June 27th, 2019!

Deadline to submit: May 3, 2019
Application fee: $40

(one fee allows access to all applications)*

Download the Guidelines

Applications are closed

the awards

Celebrate your company culture and your top performers with TWO new industry awards:

new in 2019
best snow & ice companies to work for in 2019

Company culture is a powerful morale booster for employees and for workforce recruiting and retention. With this award, SIMA will recognize companies in the industry that focus on being great places to work and promote the industry as one in which successful and rewarding careers can be built. Criteria relate to company culture, personnel support and engagement.

new in 2019
snow & ice all-stars:

 Sales Employee of the Year
 Office Professional of the Year
 Snow Operations Employee of the Year
 Snow Operations Manager of the Year


ceo of the year*

Sponsored by Western, Fisher and SnowEx

This award recognizes an outstanding executive whose primary responsibility is the overall management and leadership of a snow and ice management company.

There is no fee to submit a nomination

community service award

This award honors an individual or company that has demonstrated outstanding stewardship in the community through the giving of time, resources and/or financial support to organizations that support the greater good of humanity.

The winner’s charity of choice will receive a $1,500 donation in his or her honor, courtesy of SIMA.

sustainability leadership award

Sponsored by Morton Salt

The Sustainability Leadership Award recognizes a SIMA Member company that has placed a commitment to environmental responsibility at the forefront of their snow and ice management operations.

alan steiman symposium scholarship*

In recognition of longtime SIMA member, mentor and friend, SIMA created the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship to be awarded each year to a first-time Symposium attendee that embodies Steiman’s spirit of camaraderie and his belief that education is essential to success in the snow and ice management industry.

There is no fee to apply.

The winner of the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship receives:

  • 1 full registration (including all special events) for the 22nd Annual Snow & Ice Symposium
  • $500 travel stipend
  • Comped room at host hotel (up to 4 nights)
  • Recognition at the Snow & Ice Awards and Celebration Night

Apply for the 2019 Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship

company safety award

Safety Awards are given to companies who maintained exceptional safety standards to help protect their employees, clients and the public during the 2018-2019 snow season.

* There is no application fee to nominate for the CEO of the Year or apply for the Alan Steiman Symposium Scholarship.

attend the awards ceremony & celebration

Thursday, June 27 / 6:30–9:30 p.m.  Cost: $80

Sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc.

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2019 Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to all of our 2019 Symposium Sponsors!