Event Calendar

Community Service Awards

The SGA Community Service Award is given annually to recognize the most effective service and/or outreach program that improves the community. The first and second place recipient will be announced Contest winners will be recognized at Natural Gas Connect in San Antonio, Texas. Both may also be invited to present at the Communications Roundtable, which is held at Natural Gas Connect on July 15-July 17, 2019.

Sponsored by the SGA Communications Committee

Live Presentations

All entries will present their program by live video conference on May 23, 2019.


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Important Details


Entry Rules

  • Please submit the name of your program and company name in email form to andrea.williams@southerngas.org by Friday, May 3, 2019.
  • Please put together a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, scanned articles, links to websites, etc. to describe your program:

    • Name of the program

    • Describe the program

    • Results of the program/response to the program

    • How many company employees participated

  • Each company will have 7 minutes to present the features and benefits of their program. Adherence to the 7-minute time limit will be taken into consideration when judging the entries.

  • The recipient of the award will be notified no later than May 31, 2019.

  • The formal announcement will be made during Natural Gas Connect programming.  

Entry Requirements

  • Community Service Award may be directed at either domestic or international problem solving
  • Nominations must honor a specific action, decision, program or initiative (Philanthropic monetary donations alone are not eligible).
  • Each entry must demonstrate definite, substantive results during the eligible calendar year.
  • A member company may nominate more than one activity.
  • Entries will be presented by web conference (you will be contacted with details after application received).
  • Programs that have previously received an SGA Community Service Award are not eligible.
  • A previous winner may submit a different program.


Be Prepared


Judging Criteria

Submissions will be judged on the following items:

  • Goals and Plan of Actions Clearly Defined and Executed
  • Measurable Results
  • Originality and Innovativeness
  • Corporate Leadership Involvement
  • Lasting Company Impact
  • Program Sustainability
  • Employee Involvement
  • Fun Factor


Previous Winners



Winner: Longleaf Pine Restoration Project by Virginia Natural Gas (Southern Company Gas)

Runner-Up: Spire Serves by Spire



Winner: Natural Gas Education Website by CenterPoint Energy

Runner-Up: 811 Day Campaign by Atmos Energy