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The entry period for the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 2016 Awards Competition has opened and will run until May 31st.

The purpose of the IAEM Awards Competition is to recognize people who have made special or significant contributions to the field of emergency management and have represented the profession well by their outstanding performance.

The IAEM-Global Awards Competition is open to entrants worldwide, and it is a multi-level competition in which entrants compete at a regional level and then the winners compete at a Global level.

Categories include: Business & Industry Preparedness Award, Partners in Preparedness Award (Public/Private Partnerships), Public Awareness Award (3 divisions), and Technology & Innovation Award (3 divisions). Also included are the Student of the Year and the Student Ally of the Year Awards.

New this year, the IAEM-Canada Council Awards Competition offers four Canada-only award categories, including: IAEM-Canada Career Excellence Award, IAEM-Canada Emergency Management Volunteer Award, IAEM-Canada Prepared Community Award, and IAEM-Canada Merit Award.

The IAEM-USA Awards Competition offers USA-only awards in the following categories: IAEM-USA Clayton R. Christopher Memorial Award, IAEM-USA Career Excellence Award, IAEM-USA Academic Recognition Award, IAEM-USA Military Uniformed Services Emergency Manager of the Year Award, IAEM-USA Civilian Uniformed Services Emergency Management of the Year, IAEM-USA Student Chapter of the Year Award, and IAEM-USA Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Awards.

The complete award guidelines and official entry forms are posted on the IAEM website at There is no entry fee for IAEM members. Non-members must pay a small entry fee as noted on the entry forms.

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