Top Job Contest
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Top Job Contest

A Showcase of Outstanding Work from NOMMA Members

The Ernest Wiemann Top Job Contest is a peer-judged competition created to honor outstanding work. NOMMA members from around the world compete for awards in 17 categories, including forged and non-forged work ranging from gates and stairs to furniture and accessories. All entries are showcased during our annual METALfab convention, where NOMMA members select each year’s winners.



Enter 2019 Top Job Contest

2019 Entry Form

2019 Entry Information


Have questions or need help? Email Top Job Chair Will Keeler of Keeler Iron Works Inc. at





Top Job’s Top Honor

The Mitch Heitler Award for ExcellenceNamed for an industry visionary who helped found NOMMA in 1959, The Mitch Heitler Award for Excellence is the highest craftsmanship honor given by NOMMA. This coveted award is presented to a gold Top Job winner selected by a panel of judges, and marks the grand finale of our annual Top Job awards banquet. Click below to see previous winners of the Top Job contest and previous Mitch Heitler Award winners. 

2019 Top Job Winners

2019 Gold Winners

Top Job Winners Gallery

Top Job Entries Gallery

Mitch Heitler Gallery


Entry Fees

 Early Entry  November 15, 2018  $65
 Regular Entry  December 21, 2018  $90
 Late Entry  January 25, 2019  $140