Terms and conditions of entry


The awards are FREE TO ENTER and are open to individuals or organisations. Please refer to the award categories for more information about the scope of each individual award.

You can enter a maximum of four categories. If submitting multiple entries they must be clearly tailored to the relevant categories. The judges will not accept the duplication of entries with minimal changes. You must submit a separate entry forms for each category you are entering.

Joint entries are welcome where appropriate, but a lead proposer must submit a single entry form and obtain the prior agreement of all parties.

While organisations usually nominate themselves, third parties are welcome to provide nominations as long as they have the consent of the nominated organisation.

Entries must be submitted by an authorised person. Please make sure that you have the necessary authority from your organisation before you submit your entry.


The information contained in your entry will remain confidential to IRM and the international judging panel.

Entrants will be expected to protect those aspects of their business that may be patentable, confidential or covered by intellectual property, copyright laws, etc.

Entry submission

You must make your entry on the official form and complete all sections of the form in full.

The form requires you to provide a 100 word (maximum) summary of why you feel you should win the award plus a 1500 word statement which demonstrates why and how you have met the award criteria. Entries exceeding the maximum word limit may be disqualified.

You may also submit a single PDF document of material to support your entry, such as diagrams, illustrations, testimonials etc. A copy of the organisation’s logo in JPEF 300DPI or EPS format must also accompany each entry.

Examples, projects and information cited within the award entry should be based on the 2014/15 calendar.

Please email your entry to: awardsentries2016@theirm.org

All entries will be acknowledged. The closing date for entries is 30 October 2015. Late entries will not be accepted.


Entries will be reviewed by an expert international judging panel drawn from leading risk management practitioners and academics. A shortlist for each category will be publicised on 9 November 2015 and the winner of each category will be announced at the Global Risk Awards Gala Dinner on 24 March 2016. Highly commended awards may also be made in any category.

The judges reserve the right not to issue a shortlist or make an award if, in their view, none of the entries submitted meet the required standard. The judges may also move entrants from one category to another if they believe that it is appropriate to do so. Entrants will be contacted if this happens.

The judges’ decision is final and IRM will not enter into correspondence regarding any unsuccessful entry. A summary of the judges’ final decisions will be published in RMProfessional magazine.

IRM reserves the right to withdraw any award should it later be discovered that the entry included false information.

Winning entrants will be required to participate in post-awards publicity. It is a condition of entry that entrants will co-operate with IRM, sponsors and the media. IRM reserves the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases, RMProfessional, the website and other media channels. Winners, runners-up and those highly commended may refer to the awards in their own publicity material following guidelines set by IRM.

In making their submission, entrants are deemed to have accepted all the above terms and conditions.