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Awards

Recognising passion. Rewarding dedication.

Nominations are now open for CrewConnect Global Awards 2020!

Submit your choices by 31 July 2020. For inspiration, have a look at the outstanding shortlist from last year.

Shipowner & ShipManager Industry Awards

These 6 categories recognise outstanding contributions by ship owner and shipmanagement companies – the companies and people who move shipping. 

Who can be nominated?  

Any ship owner and shipmanagement company, irrespective of the sector. 

Who can nominate?  

Companies can submit nominations on their own behalf, or be nominated by their clients, partners or maritime organisations. 

Diversity and Inclusion Award

This award recongnises the company that has implemented a diversity and inclusion strategy with proven impact in past year (2019-2020).

Innovation and Adoption of Technology Award

Awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry along the digital technology track to positively impact crews in any of the following areas: 

Marine Training and Education / Seafarer welfare /Seafarer recruitment or engagement /Professional advancement 


Welfare and Corporate Social Responsibility Award

This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the past year (2019-2020).


Safety at Sea Award

Awarded to a company, individual or team who have implemented significant technical or procedural improvements leading to reduction of risk to human life at sea.



Seafarer of the Year Award

Awarded to an active seafarer, someone who has stood out in the past 12 months’ as making a real difference to the crew and operations on board.


Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is to honour an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to shipping and the maritime industry.


INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS AWARDS

These 4 categories recognise the outstanding contributions by industry solutions providers – the vendors and commercial partners you can rely on for quality products and services to make your life easier and safer. 

Who can be nominated? 

Any company providing products and services to the industry. 

Who can nominate?  

Companies can submit nominations on their own behalf, or be nominated by their clients.

Innovation and Technology Solutions Award

Awarded to nominees demonstrating a significant contribution to moving the maritime industry along the digital technology track to positively impact crews in any of the following areas: 

Marine Training and Education/ Seafarer welfare/ Seafarer recruitment or engagement/ Professional advancement 


Welfare and Wellness Solutions Award

This award recognises a leading corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy or initiative delivered in the last year.


Training and Safety at Sea Solutions Award

Presented to the company that is demonstrably excelling at improving the competency of their crews through an innovative approach to training or training techniques, leading to a reduction of risk to human life at sea.


New-Comer of the Year Award

For companies who entered the industry in the past 5 years. 

Recognising the importance of new talent and how startups can modernise and advance the industry to its next level of capabilities. 


Check your entry meets the criteria

You’d be surprised how many entries get rejected due to ‘technical slip’ such as being in the wrong category or wrong year. Our eagle-eyed judges will check the criteria. You should too.

The most common mistake is submitting an entry in the wrong category of Awards, i.e. a Vendor submitting an entry for an Operator Award.

Stick to the word limit

No-one wants to wade through an overblown entry full of frothy platitudes on why your entry is the best. Stick to the word limit. Always.

The word limit for the entry is 500 words.

The word limit for the synopsis is 50 words. 

Provide supplemental information

Our judges do a surprising amount of research into the shortlisted entries. Make their job easy by including links to online videos, webinars or articles that support your entry. Don’t get silly though. Tweets of your favourite cat gif will not go down well.

We encourage you to enter more than one category

There is no limit to the number of categories you can enter. A single project, deal or technology solution could work for a number of categories.

Set free your inner journalist

Cub reporters at media school have the ‘What, Where, When, and How’ drummed into them from day one. What is the entry about? Where did it take place? When did it happen? How did it come about? You can add one more: Why is it significant to the industry?

Hit the deadline

Late entries get binned. No-one wants that.

The deadline for submissions is 31 July 2020.

Judging panel

Entries are judged by an independent panel of distinguished industry leaders.The judging panel will be looking for excellence, innovation and role models in an industry keeping pace with change occurring at unparalleled speed.

THE FINE PRINT

The rules
  • All entries must be written in English
  • All entries must be no longer than 500 words. Entries above this word limit will be disqualified
  • All entries must be accompanied by a 50-word synopsis of the entry as you would like it to appear on all publicity material
  • All entries must be submitted via our online entry system
  • All entries will be treated as confidential but we reserve the right to publish positive extracts from winning entries
  • We reserve the right to publish your 50-word summary of your project
  • All entries must be based on activities undertaken from Jan 2019 through to 2020
Third parties

Nominations may also come from third parties (individuals or companies) who feel a particular company or person should be considered for an award. In this instance please provide contact details (email, telephone, name and company name) for the relevant company or individual and we will endeavour to contact them to submit an entry. Please note we cannot be held responsible for any nominated company that does not supply an entry once contacted.

Confidentiality

Informa connect, organiser of the CrewConnect Awards, recognises and respects the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. We ensure that this recognition is shared by our Judging panel and that entries are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. The judging panel is selected to avoid any conflict of interest. Once an entry is shortlisted, extracts from the entry summary only will be sourced for inclusion in the awards ceremony and any subsequent editorial coverage. Please ensure your entry summary contains no confidential or sensitive information.

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