The PIANC Marina Excellence Design 'Jack Nichol' Award was created in 2002 in memory of the late John M. ‘Jack’ Nichol, an Honorary Member of PIANC and well-known marina designer. The purpose of the Award is to recognise excellence in the design of modern recreational boating facilities around the world. Anyone may submit an application to be considered for the Marina Excellence Design 'Jack Nichol' Award. The Award consists of a bronze plaque suitable for display. The Award is administered by the Recreational Navigation Commission and funded by an endowment through PIANC USA.