Since 2010, this annual award has recognized a young individual who has demonstrated excellence in the early stages of his or her career and who has made a valuable contribution to the trenchless technology industry. Current NASTT members under the age of 36 during the year of presentation are eligible for consideration. Candidates must have been members of NASTT for a minimum of 24 months. The recipient will be chosen by a committee appointed by the NASTT Chair. Applicants will be judged on employment history, relevant publications and major accomplishments, all related to the trenchless technology industry. Volunteer service to NASTT, a Regional Chapter or a Student Chapter shall also be an important component of the rating criteria. The award recipient is formally recognized during the Gala Awards Dinner at the NASTT Annual No-Dig Show.