Terms & Conditions


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.

Posthumous nominations will not be accepted.

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 (UTC) on 31 July 2018.

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



Please note that your Nomination form, contact details, images and details will be forwarded to the IMRF Team, who will process your and the nominee’s details in our database, and our Cloud system.

The Nomination Form details will be used for the IMRF Awards Nomination procedures. We will publish the name, organisation, photos, videos, website url (if any) and story of the nominated person/team/service/invention & innovation, on a variety of channels, included, but not limited to, our IMRF Website, LIFE LINE newsletter and other promotional mediums. We will not publish your or the nominee’s contact details.

If at any point you no longer want your name, contact details and Nomination details to be stored and used by us, or you no longer wish  to participate with the IMRF Awards, please contact us at imrfawards@imrf.org.uk.

The Nomination details captured by this website, will be removed once the event has passed. This website is protected by Cloud Access Security Measures.

We will not give, or sell your personal details to third parties.

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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