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Awards

2020 IAEM Awards Competition

Purpose of the IAEM Awards Competition

To recognize and honor persons who have made special or significant contributions to the field of emergency management and have represented the profession well by their outstanding performance.

The 2020 Awards FAQ is now available. Read it online or download the PDF.

If you missed the June 3 Awards Webinar, you can view the recording here.

Call for Entries

The Basics:

  • The 2020 IAEM Awards Competition opened Friday, May 15, 2020.
  • The entry deadline is Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time for the IAEM-Global and IAEM-USA Awards competitions.
  • Entry forms are submitted to Rebecca Campbell at RCampbell@iaem.com
  • There is no entry fee for IAEM members. (Non-members must pay an entry fee where noted on the entry forms.)
  • Judging of the Global and USA-only Awards will take place during July 2020.
  • Notification of winners and all entrants will occur during August 2020, to facilitate travel approval for those winners who wish to attend the IAEM 68th Annual Conference & EMEX, Nov. 13-20, 2020, in Long Beach, California, USA, to receive their awards.

2020 Incentives:

  • Each award winner attending the 2020 IAEM Annual Conference will receive up to $315 credit towards their conference registration costs.
  • One nominator of an award winner will be randomly selected to receive up to $625 credit towards their own 2020 Conference registration costs.

Links to descriptions, detailed guidelines, and official entry forms for all of the awards are posted at the links below. You can download an overview of the 2020 IAEM Award categories here.

You are encouraged to read the guidelines carefully, paying close attention to content requirements, format, and length specifications while preparing a nomination entry form. A well-written entry form increases the chances of your nominee winning their award category. If your nominee wins their category, you then have a chance of attending the 2020 Annual Conference at a greatly reduced cost.

In these unusual times, the 2020 Awards Competition gives us the opportunity to reflect back on and recognize the excellent emergency management work that was accomplished in 2019. You are strongly encouraged to submit an entry for that person, organization, or program that you know made a difference and had a positive impact on your community, jurisdiction, state, or nation.

If you have any questions, please email Rebecca Campbell at RCampbell@iaem.comGood luck!

2020 IAEM Awards Competitions and Categories

Listed below are the competitions and categories. Click on the links provided to access detailed information, award guidelines, and award entry forms.

Global Awards Competition

The IAEM-Global Awards guidelines and entry forms are posted at the links below. Deadline for entries: June 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EDTRead the guidelines for information about the award categories and how to enter the competition. The competition is administered by the IAEM Awards & Recognition Committee. The award categories are:

  • IAEM-Global Awards Competition (those in any location can enter). Categories include:
    • Business & Industry Preparedness Award (one winner)
    • Partners in Preparedness Award (one winner)
    • Public Awareness Awards (one winner)
    • Technology & Innovation Awards (one winner)

IAEM-Canada Only Awards Competition

Nominations are now open for the IAEM-Canada Awards Competition, administered by the IAEM-Canada Membership Committee. Learn about the four award categories and how to enter the competition on the 2020 IAEM-Canada Awards Competition web page. Deadline for entries: June 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please refer any questions about the IAEM-Canada Awards Competition to IAEMCanadaMembership@Outlook.com. The Canada-only Awards Categories include:

  • IAEM-Canada Career Excellence Award
  • IAEM-Canada Emergency Management Volunteer Award
  • IAEM-Canada Prepared Community Award
  • IAEM-Canada Merit Award

IAEM-USA Only Awards Competition

The IAEM-USA Awards guidelines and entry forms are posted at the links below. Deadline for entries: June 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. EDTRead the guidelines for information about the award categories and how to enter the competition. The competition is administered by the IAEM Awards & Recognition Committee. The award categories are: