2019 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 IAEM Awards & Recognition Committee offered a webinar on Apr. 18, 2019 on: "Helpful Tips for Entering the 2019 IAEM Awards Competition." Presenters were: Jackie Nicholl, CEM, MEP, Awards Chair; Sarah Moore, CEM, Awards Vice Chair; and Rocky Lopes, Ph.D., Past Awards Chair. Watch the webinar recording, and download related documents here!

Call for Entries

  • IAEM is accepting entries in the 2019 IAEM Awards Competition (news release, 04 Apr 2019)
  • The entry period is open now.
  • Entry deadlines:
    • The entry deadline is May 31, 2019, 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time for all the IAEM-Global and IAEM-USA only award competitions. 
    • The deadline is May 1, 2019, for the IAEM-Canada only award competition.
  • There will be no deadline extensions.
  • There is no entry fee for IAEM members. Non-members must pay an entry fee where noted on the entry forms.
  • The complete award guidelines and official entry forms are posted at the list of links below. Be sure to read the guidelines carefully and pay close attention to content requirements, format, and length specifications, before submitting your entries via email to Karen Thompson at Thompson@iaem.com
  • You are challenged to write an entry that will command attention of the judges and cause them to want to recognize your quality work. And remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter!
  • If you have any questions about award guidelines, please email your questions to Karen Thompson. Good luck!
  • Look at the winning entries from the 2018 awards competition.
  • 2019 Judging, Notifications and Presentations
    • Judging in the IAEM-Global and IAEM-USA only competitions will take place during the month of June, and all award entrants will be notified of results during the month of July 2019. Awards will be announced and certificates will be presented at the 2019 IAEM Annual Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA. There is no requirement to register for the IAEM Annual Conference to be considered for an award or to be selected as an award winner. If you are not present to accept your award certificate, you can designate another person to accept it on your behalf or we can mail it to you.
    • Judging in the IAEM-Canada only competition will take place during the month of May, and awards will be announced and certificates presented at the 2019 IAEM-Canada Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada.
  • New This Year! The IAEM-USA Board has approved a reduced registration rate for those 2019 IAEM Award winners who attend the full IAEM 67the Annual Conference & EMEX, Savannah, Georgia, USA. The IAEM-USA Awards & Recognition Committee wants to feature 2019 Award winners at the scheduled Awards breakout sessions, and hopes to assist in making this possible by encouraging all IAEM Award winners to attend the full event. All conference attendees can benefit from learning about the winning projects, agencies, and people...why they were so successful, how their work can be replicated in your community, and much more. Details will be available soon. 

IAEM Award Categories

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