AIPIO Annual Awards Scheme

Each year, the Institute seeks to recognise excellence in the intelligence profession through the AIPIO Annual Awards Scheme. The Scheme offers awards for which an individual may apply for themselves, and those for which an individual or organisation must be nominated.

Each year the AIPIO Board will make awards in three categories:

Publication  |  Organisation  |  Individual

Nomination forms and selection criteria can be obtained here.

Nomination forms are to be by returned by 5pm on 30 June of the respective year for consideration. Completed and signed nominations forms (and copies of papers for the publications award) can be should be scanned and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Award winners will be notified by the AIPIO Board by the end of July in each respective year.

All awards will be presented during the AIPIO National Conference.

Publication Award

(self-nomination permitted)

The AIPIO Publication Award is intended to stimulate research and writing on issues relevant to the intelligence profession in Australasia.

Members and non-members of AIPIO are eligible to apply for this award.

There is only one applicant selected for the Publications Award with a prize of $500 awarded. The award-winner also receives an AIPIO Certificate of Merit. The review panel will be coordinated by the AIPIO Board and will include the Journal Review Panel. The nominated piece must not have been previously published.

Organisation Award

(requires independent nomination)

The AIPIO Organisation Award is intended to recognise an organisation that has made a distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession. 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.

Individual Award

(requires independent nomination)

The AIPIO Individual Award is intended to recognise an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to the intelligence profession. The 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 nominee does not have to be an AIPIO member to be eligible. There is only one nominee selected for this award category.

The award-winner receives attendance at the AIPIO Conference (value $1000) and an AIPIO Certificate of Merit. (Note travel expenses and accommodation at the conference are not included.)

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