Last year, the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) launched the second IMRF Awards - then called the H.E.R.O. Awards (new window) - recognising just some of the exceptional individuals and organisations around the world that make maritime search and rescue (SAR) possible.

The inaugural IMRF Awards were a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by those involved in the maritime SAR community, recognising outstanding bravery and achievements and highlighting innovative new SAR products and technologies.

We Are Seeking Sponsors

We Are Seeking Sponsors

We are now seeking sponsors for the following awards at the IMRF Awards 2018:

minilogoimrf3 Individual IMRF Award - for outstanding individual contribution to a maritime SAR operation
Available for sponsorship, value £4000

minilogoimrf3 Team IMRF Award – for outstanding team contribution to a maritime SAR operation
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000

minilogoimrf3 Innovation & Technology IMRF Award - for innovation and technology in maritime search and rescue
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000

minilogoimrf3 Life Time Achievement IMRF Award – also called "the Vladimir Maksimov Award", recognises individuals or organisations, who have dedicated themselves to maritime SAR and are recognised by their peers as providing an outstanding contribution, and have demonstrated excellence that deserves rewarding.
  The Life Time Achievement IMRF Award is not available for sponsorship

minilogoimrf3 People’s Choice IMRF Award - Chosen by the public from the Awards Short List by using Social Media.
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000

The IMRF Can Offer You in Return ...


The IMRF Can Offer You in Return ...

In return for sponsoring an award, the IMRF can offer:

minilogoimrf3 Company name mentioned on IMRF Awards press releases as award sponsor;
minilogoimrf3 Company name and logo included in social media activity (includes LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter);
minilogoimrf3 Invitation to present the award to the winner in the sponsored category;
minilogoimrf3 Two complimentary tickets to attend the awards dinner;
minilogoimrf3 Certificate of recognition and thanks;
minilogoimrf3 Full page advertisement in the awards programme (distributed at the event and on the IMRF website);
minilogoimrf3 Company logo included on the IMRF Awards Website.

Media Activity ....

IMRF Awards No YearMedia Activity Supporting the IMRF Awards 2018

A minimum of four press releases are planned; a launch announcement, long list announced, short list announced, winners announced. Further articles will be placed depending on opportunities and media interest.

The IMRF will work closely with you to ensure your sponsorship contribution receives appropriate recognition. Our inaugural awards last year generated 90 stories, published across 53 channels. We will of course be working to increase this reach and coverage this year.

The press releases will be included on the news section of the IMRF website and will feature in the IMRF quarterly newsletter. The Newsletter will be distributed in February, May, September and December to more than 3000 individuals.

Its readers work for or support SAR organisations or related businesses, Governments and NGOs around the world.

The IMRF has an active and growing following on social media, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and Google+. The IMRF Awards 2018 will be fully covered on social media and the posts will be promoted to increase reach.

The IMRF Awards 2018 dinner will be held during the ceremony, and representatives from SAR organisations around the world will be in attendance, together with members of the local media. The event and the winners will be highlighted in post-event media activities, which will include video, media relations and extensive social media activity.

Your sponsorship will not only support the recognition and appreciation of exceptional maritime SAR people and organisations, it will help to raise awareness of this important work and preventing loss of life in the world’s waters.

If you have any questions, or would like to sponsor an award, please do not hesitate to contact us at imrfawards@imrf.org.uk.


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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