Please go to our “About Us” tab and click on photo contest, or click here. This contest is intended to be a fun and stimulating event with a light touch of competition. This competition is designed for non-professional photographers in order to allow the broadest possible participation by attendees to the workshop. All rules are posted under the Photo Contest tab.

Continuing Challenge Awards Program

Each year, The Continuing Challenge Workshop honors excellence in the field of hazardous materials response with the annual awards program. We have a total of five awards that may be granted on an annual basis with a maximum of one award per category. This year’s deadline for the receipt of nominations is May 1.

Full details may be found in the Awards section under the Workshop tab.

The William J. Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award:
This award is presented to the individual or organization who has dedicated a “lifetime” of commitment and sacrifice in creating and/or promoting innovations and achievements in hazardous materials response, management and/or leadership.

The James H. Meidl Instructor of the Year Award:
This award is presented to the individual who has played a key role in creating and/or promoting innovations and achievements in hazardous materials training and education.

The Continuing Challenge Medal of Valor:
This award is presented to the individual(s) who has displayed service, courage, sacrifice and/or heroism “above and beyond the call of duty.” The award is open to any responder, public or private, volunteer or paid, on or off-duty that demonstrated valor while participating in a hazardous materials event.

The Robert P. Turkington Innovation and Technology Award:
This award is presented to the individual, group, organization or
other association who developed, or was instrumental in the development and/or creation of a new technology or innovation for the hazardous materials community.

The Leo K. Najarian Responder of the Year Award:
This award is presented to the individual, agency or organization who most exemplifies the spirit, ideals, essence and practice of hazardous materials response and management.

The 32nd Annual Continuing Challenge HazMat Virtual Workshop information

Save the Date: From the first part of September to the end of December, 2021, we will have our Virtual Libruary available for you to pick classes to view. Please check our calendar for any Zoom/Live online classes.

Please join us at the 32nd Annual Continuing Challenge HazMat Virtual Workshop. The first part of September to the end of December 2021 in the comfort of your own home.

Instructor submission deadline – November 1, 2021

Grant application deadline – There will be no grants this year.

Award nomination deadline – May 1, 2022, we will not have a rewards presentation in 2021, but will have them when we go live in 2022.

Early bird exhibitor registration, There is no early bird registration in 2021 just a fee of $100.00.

Student Registration is open.

Thank you,

The Continuing Challenge HazMat Committee