2016 Electrician of the Year

Klein Tools 2016 Electrician of the Year - vote now

How it Works

Over these last 159 years, we've heard amazing stories about electricians dedicating their time to their communities, jobsite safety, and professional achievement; this year's award honors that commitment. Klein Tools Electrician of the Year, A Decade of Dedication, is our way of recognizing and celebrating the nation's most outstanding electricians.


Nominate yourself or another deserving Professional Electrician
July 6, 2016 – August 7, 2016

Nominations are now closed. Regional winners have been announced.


Choose your favorite electrician from the 6 regional finalists. Your vote will help the Klein family choose this year's winner!
September 16th - September 27th, 2016


Get 10 years of tools! (a prize valued up to $25,000). We'll also be giving away additional prizes to each of the Six Regional Winners– like the ULTIMATE GARAGE PACKAGE and other prizes.
Winner will be announced on October 8, 2016

The Prizes

Regional Winners

All Six Regional Winners will get the ULTIMATE GARAGE PACKAGE!

Klein Tools - Electrician of the Year - Ultimate Garage Package Prize
Klein Tools - Electrician of the Year - Region Breakout
Yeti Cooler - x1, Beverage Tools - x2, Koozies - x6, Klein Stools - x2, Header Panel Kit - x3, Modular Wall Panels - x6, 6" Panel Peg Hooks (Bag of 10) - x1, 4" Panel Peg Hooks (Bag of 10) - x1, 41 Piece Klein Tools Set - x1 ($1500 value based on minimum advertised price)

Grand Prize

Tools for 10 Years!

The winning Electrician of The Year, chosen from the Six Regional Winners, will receive $2,500 worth of Klein tools** each year for the next 10 years! (a prize value of $25,000) **based on Klein Tools' published list price

Runner-Up Prizes:

The Runner-Ups to the Electrician of the Year will receive:*

2nd Prize: $1,250 in Klein tools
3rd Prize: $1,000 in Klein tools
4th, 5th, & 6th Prizes: $750 in Klein tools
*One time transaction.
Klein Tools Electrician of the Year - Grand Prize Check - 10 Years of Tools!

Selection Criteria

Professional Achievement

The nominee exhibits pride of ownership in difficult electrical work. Tell us what sets the nominee's projects apart from the others. Focus on the electrical system and think about how an electrical inspector (or other electricians) would critique the installed work. Please take photos of the craftsmanship and submit with the entry.

Safety Excellence

The nominee takes jobsite safety to the highest standards. Tell us how they have shown a commitment to safety and taken active steps to minimize industry-related injuries through workplace electrical safety education and/or programs. Describe best practices or tips they provide to ensure a safe work environment.

Community Dedication

The nominee provides a valuable community service. Community service efforts are not limited to the electrical industry and can be any type of community service. Provide a description of the activity and who it benefited, photos, people involved, and outcomes.

Klein Tools administers the selection process for regional and national Electrician of the Year awards. All decisions regarding the winners will be made by Klein Tools' team consisting of five members and their sole judgement. Offer valid for US residents only.

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