The IAEM Award Program recognizes professionals, volunteers, students and organizations across the Emergency Management Industry to shine a light on the hard work and commendable results of the past year.
This past year has highlighted the necessity for the various roles Emergency Managers play in multiple aspects of society as they have selflessly answered the call again and again to help their communities through a worldwide pandemic and many natural disasters. The IAEM Awards Program offers the opportunity to shine a light on the profession by recognizing exceptional individuals and programs, both by their peers and on the IAEM website!
The IAEM Awards Program has helped organizations and programs throughout the years share their accomplishments and resources with the profession; benefitting not only the program’s intended beneficiaries but also the profession as a whole and giving insight to new technology and resources as well as programs to help.
Each submission is reviewed for eligibility and then judged by a team of esteemed judges from the Emergency Management field. Awardees will be honored online and at the IAEM Annual Conference in Savannah, Georgia, Nov. 11-17, 2022.
Applications for all awards will be accepted May 2-June 30, 2022.
Our online platform makes the nominations process a breeze. Select your award and review the award requirements. Use the link to complete the award application, and upload supporting documentation. You will be prompted to log in prior to starting a nomination/application. IAEM members should use their current user name and password. If you are NOT an IAEM member and have not registered with us before, choose to register and you will receive a login and password. NOTE: Do not start a new nomination/application to upload documents. You can come back and upload additional required documentation at any time prior to the deadline. To do so, login to the website and visit the dashboard. Access your open award applications on your dashboard under “My Award Applications.”
Download and review completely the Award Guideline for each award prior to submitting the nomination/application form. Remember to also read the Awards and Recognitions Committee Overarching Guidelines. Still have questions? Check out the Awards and Recognitions Quick Facts. NOTE: If you re a non-member nominating an IAEM member, please contact Rebecca Campbell for instructions on how to submit your nomination for free.
Download the award guidelines for each award below. Each guideline provides an overview of who/what the award is recognizing, eligibility, specific entry/nomination instructions, and judging criteria.
Business and Private Sector Integration and Public Sector Partnership Award
Career Excellence Award
Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award
Emergency Manager of the Year Award
Rising Star Award
Student Advocate of the Year Award
Student Chapter of the Year Award
Student of the Year Award
Technology and Innovation Award
USC Auxiliary Emergency Manager of the Year
USC Civilian Emergency Manager of the Year
USC Uniformed Emergency Manager of the Year
Voluntary Organization of the Year
Volunteer Emergency Manager of the Year Award
Be sure to use the appropriate form for the award for which you are providing a application/nomination. The nominations/application links to the online portal.
IAEM offers this opportunity to members at no cost and to non-members for the nominal fee of $75. NOTE: If you re a non-member nominating an IAEM member, please contact Rebecca Campbell for instructions on how to submit your nomination for free.
Direct questions to IAEM Awards Coordinator Rebecca Campbell.