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IAEM Student Awards Competition


2019 Award Guidelines

Global Award Categories

There are two (2) award categories in the IAEM-Global Student Awards Competition: (entries are accepted from any location)

  • Student of the Year Award – recognizes a student who has made significant contributions to the field of emergency and disaster management. This can be done through volunteer work, promotion of the field, and contributions in their community. High academic achievement is also required (both formal and/or continuing education). Must be enrolled in a program of studies in the field of emergency management, homeland security, or related academic field offered by an accredited institution of higher learning. Must be a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers during the calendar year of 2019. Must be nominated by an IAEM Member. No self-nominations accepted.
  • Student Ally of the Year Award – This award is presented to an individual (IAEM member or non-member) or organization who has assisted, promoted or supported IAEM students in their activities in the field of emergency management/homeland security and higher education. Examples could be individuals who ensured student involvement in emergency management programs or someone who guides students towards their degrees or CEM/AEM credentials. No self-nominations accepted.

Additional USA-only Award Categories

There are two (2) additional Student Award categories that are offered by the IAEM-USA Council (entries from IAEM-USA Council only): 

  • Student Chapter of the Year Award – recognizes an IAEM-registered student chapter which has made significant contributions in promoting IAEM, the Student Council and the field of emergency management through public awareness, increasing membership, showing leadership and initiative in education, and increasing the professionalism of emergency and disaster management. Student Chapter must be registered with IAEM.
  • Student Chapter Advisor of the Year – recognizes the IAEM student chapter advisor who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. This individual has made great strides in promoting the work of the student chapter and IAEM students as a whole. This may have been demonstrated through the formation of a chapter, maintaining a high level of activity for the chapter, or generally assisting students to further their education and career goals. Must have been a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers during the calendar year of 2018, and the chapter being advised must be registered with IAEM. No self-nominations accepted.

Awards Announcement and Presentation

Award winners of the annual IAEM-Global Student Awards Competition are announced by the IAEM-Global Awards Work Group. Award presentations will take place at the 2019 IAEM Annual Conference, Savannah, Georgia, USA.