Louisiana Locator of the Year Award


ENTRY DEADLINE – December 28, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the Locator of the Year (LOY) Award! Excavators and member utilities, this is your chance to recognize a locator who has done an excellent job for you. Tell us why your nominee is the best of the best! Simply complete a nomination form below and we’ll take care of the rest.  NOTE: Nominations must come from a member utility company or an excavator that has worked with a locator. Nominating someone from within your company will be allowed and prior winners are not eligible. Only one entry allowed per person and you cannot nominate yourself.



Locators must be employed by a Louisiana 811 member or a contract locator employed by a member company and then meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum 2 years locating experience in Louisiana
  • Must have been employed by a member company during 2021
  • Must have completed the following number of locates – Small classification: minimum 500 locates in 2021, Large classification: minimum 3,500 locates in 2021 and Contract Locator: minimum 500 locates in 2021
  • Did not have any “At Fault” damages in 2021
  • Had Zero Safety Violations in 2021
  • Established proactive relationships in damage prevention and extracurricular damage prevention activity should be included on the nomination form

Eligibility criteria will be verified by locator’s supervisor.


(3 divisions: small member company, large member company and contract locator)

    • Cash prizes
    • LA811 promotional items
    • Plaque
    • Bragging rights and recognition through LA811’s magazine, Social Media Accounts and newsletter.
    • Entrance for you and one guest to the Louisiana Damage Prevention Summit

2020 Locators of the Year

James Baum – Atmos Energy
(large company)

Korey White – USIC (contract locator)