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What Are the IMRF Awards

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What Are the IMRF Awards?

The IMRF Awards was brought into life by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and Orolia/McMurdo in 2016 (then called the H.E.R.O. Awards) to raise awareness and recognition of the hard-working individuals and organisations making maritime Search and Rescue possible.


The IMRF Awards:

minilogoimrf Raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in the maritime SAR community, with the aim of increasing government, commercial and public recognition, support and funding;
minilogoimrf Reward the selfless efforts and achievements of individuals who make sacrifices to save lives, on the water or in support;
minilogoimrf Raise awareness of innovative SAR products, technologies and processes with the aim of spreading ideas for improvement.

Terms & Conditions - Nomination Form 2018 - IMRF Awards


International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) Awards

Terms and Conditions

The International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) will appoint an international and experienced judging panel.

All nominations are accepted on the understanding that the decisions of that judging panel are final and that the IMRF will not enter into correspondence, or dialogue, regarding those decisions.

Applications will be accepted from professional or volunteer organisations, or individuals, working in Search and Rescue as recognised by the IMRF.

Applications must be from organisations and individuals directly involved in the actions and will not be accepted from third parties.

Entries are for the period 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2018. No applications will be accepted if the actions fall outside of this period.

It is accepted that applications in the technical and logistical area will have had a development period. However, the first practical application of the software/hardware or improved practices must fall within the time period specified.

Entrants must submit applications through IMRF Awards - Nomination Form (new window). If you wish to add a video, you can add the URL to the form. This is an optional part of the application.

What You Need to Know:

1)  The video can’t be any longer than 4 minutes long.
2) Please upload your video to Youtube (new window) or Vimeo (new window), or similar video websites. You can set the settings to “unlisted”, so only people with a link can watch your video.
3) Copy and paste your video URL in the URL text box on the Application Form.

All applications should be made in clear, concise and straightforward language. Please avoid jargon wherever possible.

All applications must be made in English.

Applications that are incomplete, or where the video is over 4 minutes length, may not be accepted.

The IMRF will accept up to three different entries from the same organisation or individuals.

Software/hardware/technological/logistical entrants can make up to three applications providing each applications is for a markedly different idea/administrative or logistical innovation.

Any entrant making multiple applications must submit an individual registration form for each entry.

Nominations for the 2018 IMRF Awards will remain open until 23:59 hours (UK time) on 27 July 2018.

The IMRF reserves the right to make awards at its own discretion.

We will not sell or give away your, or your own and your nomination's details to third parties. We reserve the right to use the name and organisation of the nominated person/team/service/invention & innovation for promotional purposes.


Last year, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) launched the second IMRF Awards - then called the H.E.R.O. Awards - recognising just some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world that make maritime search and rescue (SAR) possible.

The inaugural IMRF Awards were a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by those involved in the maritime SAR community, recognising outstanding bravery and achievements and highlighting innovative new SAR products and technologies.


We are now seeking sponsors for the IMRF Awards 2018.


Find out more and see what the IMRF can offer you in return!


Contact Info -

International Maritime Rescue Federation
IMRF Awards
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405

E-mail:  imrfawards@imrf.org.uk

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