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Nominate a coworker or colleague who has made an exceptional contribution to the fields of explosives or drilling for one of the International Society of Explosives Engineers most prestigious awards. There are four awards the ISEE is accepting nominations for:

Blaster’s Leadership Award: Presented to those who exemplify the blaster in the field and have given generously of time and talents in helping fellow blasters.

Driller of The Year Award: Recognizes a drill operator with a high moral character and whose body of work demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to compliance and safety; work ethic; performing quality work; is a team player; and communication skills.

Drilling Industry Leadership Award: Recognizes owner/operators of mines and/or contractors (their engineers and managers), supplier/vendors (of equipment, tools and systems), consultants, and academia of high moral character who have given extraordinary amount of their time and knowledge to advance the drilling industry with application, technology, engineering or field work.

Distinguished Service Award: An award of merit given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of explosives engineering.

Click here to nominate a candidate online or to download a nomination form.


The deadline has been extended to Friday, Dec. 4 to reserve your organization's spot in the inaugural Drilling and Blasting Marketplace that will be featured in the January/February 2021 issue of the Journal of Explosives Engineering. With ISEE’s conference cancelation, we wanted to provide an opportunity for companies that typically exhibit to advertise new or existing products and services all in one place.

This is open to all companies interested in reaching ISEE members and other key explosives industry leaders. All ads and website links will be included in both the print and digital editions of the Journal of Explosives Engineering.

Each ad will be sized to 1/6 page. Advertisers needing more space can purchase additional space in 1/6 page increments. Ad copy should be approximately 50 words per ad. ISEE will design the ad for you to keep formatting consistent. Please provide 50 words, a color logo, and a photo. Photos and logos should be high resolution and at least 300dpi.

If you or your organization would like to showcase your products or services, fill out the attached order form. For more information, contact Dede Manross, ISEE director of communications, at 801.942.5650 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Do you have a knack for photography and some great shots of a recent job you’d like to share? Take your camera on your next job site and upload your best pictures. Qualifying entries will be displayed through ISEE’s social media channels where anyone can vote.

Voting will be open to all. The Best of Show winner will receive a free registration to the 47th annual conference. Winners will be announced on social media.

The entry deadline has been extended to Jan. 22. Visit the photo contest page today to see all the categories and enter your pictures.

Submit An Entry

Have you recently worked on a project that focuses on fragmentation by blasting? This is your chance to get your research published.

Submit your paper, including tables, graphics and images to the editors-in-chief at the link below. Be sure to state the name of the paper and the purpose of publication in the journal when submitting.

Edited and reviewed by expert researchers, industry professionals and academics, Blasting and Fragmentation presents contemporary analysis of engineering practices as related to explosives application to rock. It is published twice a year.

Submit A Paper

Register now for the largest regional drill and blast conference in the country. The Kentucky Blasting Conference will be held Dec. 10-11, 2020, at the Galt House in Louisville, Ky., and will feature presentations covering various topics like underground blasting, construction and quarry blasting, drilling, regulatory topics and other general topics such as fragmentation and vibrations.

There will also be a Kentucky blaster exam test prep course and the opportunity to take the Kentucky blaster exam for those in-state.

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