IRMS Industry Awards
The IRMS Industry Awards mark outstanding achievement. Each year nominations are invited for the IRMS Industry Awards. Once nominations are received eligible nominations then published with the winners announced and their awards presented at the glittering Annual Gala and Industry Awards Dinner, held at our annual conference.
Who is eligible for nomination?
Any individual, team or organisation active in the Information Sector is eligible for nomination for an IRMS Industry Award . However, only current members of the Society can submit a nomination.
Nominations for Supplier of the Year, Team of the Year and Professional of the Year should be made for those who have performed to the highest level, perhaps especially over the past year, or perhaps over a number of years leading to particular achievements or milestones over the past 12 months. This can be in project/non-routine work or it can related to what might be regarded as 'business as usual' development and delivery.
How do I nominate?
- name of the nominee/s
- the role/s and Organisation (if applicable) of the nominee/s
- which award they are nominated for
- the email contact details of the nominee/s
- a 150 word statement on why they are nominated
- name and membership number of the person nominating.
All nominations will receive an email receipt. This will be issued to both the member nominating and the nominee.
How are the winners decided?
Judging is by various means.
The Winners of Professional of the Year, Team of the Year and both the Lifetime Achievement Award and whether there should be a Special Award are determined by the Executive. The Winner of Innovation of the Year is determined by a Member vote whilst the Winner of Supplier of the Year is decided by the Awards Committee. Finally, the Winner of the IRMS Alison North New Professionals Award is judged by Alison herself and the Chair whilst the IRMS Tribal Bulletin Content Award is judged by the Editor and the Communications Officer. Finally, the winner of Innovation of the Year will be determined by a membership vote.
In all cases, the decision determined by the above means is final.
Can I sponsor an award?
What is the full list of categories?
Innovation of the year
Awarded for the best nominated new idea or system.
Tribal Bulletin Content Award
Awarded to the author of the best content in the Bulletin.
Supplier of the Year
Awarded to the best nominated supplier or contactor.
Occasional award for excellence made at the discretion of the Executive.
Alison North Award for New Professionals (entry by submission of essay)
Open to those in their first 3 years in the profession- both those in employment and those in full-time or part-time study. Entry is via submission of a written piece. The prize is attendance at the Conference (all expenses paid!). Please see appropriate texts for details
Team of the Year
Awarded to the outstanding nominated team of the Year.
Professional of the Year
Awarded to the nominated professional who has had the most outstanding year.
Records Management Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded to a professional of outstanding achievement over the term of their career.
Honorary Life Membership
This is the Society’s Highest honour. It is conferred by the Executive and it is awarded to members deemed worthy of the Honour. It is not necessarily awarded annually although it may be awarded to more than one individual in any year.
In addition its various awards, the Society has a College of Fellows. Fellows of the Society are individuals who have, in the estimation of the Society, satisfied certain criteria of seniority and/or achievement within the Information professions. Non-members can also be inducted into the College. Such individuals are created Honorary Fellows.
For more information of IRMS Fellowship, see www.irms.org.uk/about-us/fellowship
How do I find out more about the IRMS awards?
The Society offers four types of membership, from Corporate through to Student.
If you are not already a member and would like to join the Society, or if you know anyone who would be interested in joining, please complete the application form.