The Pipeline Industries Guild supports eight awards and competitions throughout the year.
The Pipeline Industries Guild organizes three technology awards: subsea, land-based, and utility pipelines. The entries are submitted annually and judged by an award panel on the following criteria:
* Provide the industry with something it did not have before
* Extend current technology
* Provide possible future applications in cost reduction, improve safety, or environmental protection
* Overcome a challenge in application on new or existing technology in a new or existing area
* Provide a reason for the industry to change its modus operandi
. Subsea Pipeline Technology Award
This award, introduced in 1993, is made annually for the most significant contribution to subsea pipeline technology. The objective is to promote the development of new ideas in the general field of subsea pipeline technology.
. Land-based Pipeline Technology Award
As with the subsea award, this award, introduced in 1996, is made annually for the most significant contribution made to land-based pipeline technology or its ancillary apparatus. The objective of the award is similarly to promote the development of new ideas in the general field of land-based pipeline technology.
. Utility Pipeline Technology Award
This award, introduced in 2003, is made for the most significant contribution to the utility pipeline technology. The objective is to promote the devlopment of the new ideas in the general field of utility pipeline technology.
. Ruth Allen Award
Introduced in 2004, this award is made to the young person who has made a significant contribution to the work of the Guild's Young Professionals' Network.
. Ken Spencer Award
This award introduced in 2007 is to be awarded every two years to an individual or company for outstanding contribution to the pipeline industry. This award is made in honour of K.A. Spencer of Penspen; a founder member of the Guild and National Chairman in 1969.
Honorary Life Membership
The award of Honorary Life Membership is awarded in recognition for services and contribution by an individual to the Pipeline Industries Guild at Branch, Panel or National level.
This competition is held annually and is aimed at fostering links between the Guild, universities, and students, with particular emphasis on pipeline-related topics. Each year a number of universities are invited to enter a paper for this competition.
J.W.Jones Memorial Award
The J.W.Jones award is awarded every two years to the author(s) of a written paper presented toa Branch technical meeting which best meets the award criteria (available from the Guild). Among the aims of this award is the encouragement of younger authors, although no age limit is imposed. The award is made in honour of the eponymous founder of the Guild and its first Chairman, who died in 1971.