About the scheme

2020 AIPIO Awards

The Annual Awards Scheme is comprised of awards in five categories: Publication Award; Individual Award, Organisation Award, Young Intelligence Professional Award, and Innovation in Intelligence Award. 

The AIPIO Board will only issue awards where nominations are of the highest standard and there will only be one award for each category.

Award Nomination

Nominees for the Publication and Individual Awards do not have to be AIPIO members to be eligible.  

Nominees for the Organisation Award do not have to be affiliated with AIPIO to be eligible. 

Nomination Form Here

Nomination Guide Here

Key Dates

Nomination forms (including a copy of the paper for the Publication Award) are to be returned to the Memberships team by email to membership@aipio.asn.au. The submission deadline has been extended to 05.00pm EST on Friday 16th October 2020.

The AIPIO team will notify award recipients by 23rd October, 2020

The 2020 Awards will be presented at the National Conference on 24-25 November, 2020.

No serving AIPIO Board Member is eligible to receive an award.

Publication Award

(Self-nomination permitted)

The AIPIO Publication Award is intended to stimulate research and writing on issues relevant to the theory and practice of intelligence in Australia.

The Publication Award recipient will receive:

  • AIPIO Certificate of Merit
  • Cash prize of $500 and 
  • Winning paper will be published in the AIPIO Journal, subject to Editorial review.

Individual Award

(Independent Nomination)

The AIPIO Individual Award is intended to recognise an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession in Australia. The nominated individual’s contribution need not be limited to the preceding 12 months, and can be for the individual’s long-term contribution to the profession.

The Individual Award recipient will receive:

  • AIPIO Certificate of Merit and 
  • Free registration at AIPIO National Conference (Note:  travel expenses and accommodation are not included.)

Organisation Award

(Independent Nomination)

The AIPIO Organisation Award is intended to recognise an organisation that has made a distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession, with a particular focus on innovation in tradecraft development or application.

The organisation’s contribution must have been in the last 12 months. The nominee does not have to be affiliated with AIPIO to be eligible. There is only one nominee selected for this award category.

The award-winner receives an AIPIO Certificate of Merit. 

Young Intelligence Practitioner Award

(Self-nomination permitted)

The Young Intelligence Professional Award recognises excellence as a young professional across any intelligence sector. It is open to all Australian intelligence professionals who are full or associate members of AIPIO and aged 35 years and younger and/or with less than 5 years of experience in the profession.

Your award submission should outline work that has been undertaken in the last 12 months that demonstrates excellence in intelligence.

The Young Intelligence Professional Award recipient will receive:

  • AIPIO Certificate of Merit, and 
  • A $250 cash prize OR half price registration at the AIPIO National Conference (Note:  travel expenses and accommodation are not included)

Innovation in Intelligence Award

(Independent Nomination)

The AIPIO Innovation in Intelligence Award recognises a team or person responsible for noteworthy innovation in one or more of the fields of collection, analysis, collaboration, synthesis, report or intelligence leadership. Nominees should be full or associate members of AIPIO.

Your award submission should outline work that has been undertaken in the last 12 months that demonstrates innovative intelligence. In addition, describe how the nominee’s creativity has adapted intelligence practices to meet the needs of and add value to their customers, business/organisation or specific situations.

The Innovation in Intelligence Award recipient will receive:

  • AIPIO Certificate of Merit, and
  • A $500 cash prize OR free registration at the AIPIO National Conference for one person (Note: travel expenses and accommodation are not included)

Winners for 2019

Individual Award

Sharyn Johns

Organisation Award

NSW ICAC

Publication Award

Stephen McCombie, PhD, MIT, CISSP-ISSMP CFE

Senior Lecturer in Cybersecurity, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

stephen.mccombie@mq.edu.au

James D. Ramsay, PhD, MA, CSP  

Professor of Security Studies, University of New Hampshire, Durham New Hampshire, USA

james.ramsay@unh.edu

Allon J. Uhlmann, PhD

Lecturer in Intelligence, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia

allon.uhlmann@mq.edu.au