Call for Sponsors

The IMRF Awards (formerly known as the H.E.R.O. Awards) are now in their third year and have proved a great success, raising awareness of the excellent work done by those involved in the maritime SAR community, including highlighting innovative new SAR products and technologies.

Our awards in 2017 generated many stories across multiple channels, and secured international coverage with articles in Russia, China, Cyprus, Greece, US and the United Kingdom.

The awards were featured in the leading maritime publications, with three articles published online and in the print edition of TradeWinds, our ‘Media Partner’.

We will, of course, be working to increase this reach and coverage this year.

We Are Seeking Sponsors

We Are Seeking Sponsors

We currently have two awards left to sponsor:

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

minilogoimrf3 People’s Choice IMRF Award - The winner is chosen by the public from the awards short list.
  Available for sponsorship, value £4000

In Return for Sponsoring an Award, the IMRF Can Offer ...

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 ....

Media Activity Supporting the IMRF Awards 2018

The IMRF Awards are fully supported with planned media activity from the launch of the nominations through to the announcement of the winners.

For more details on this please contact Caroline Jupe at

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 are interested in finding out more about available sponsorship opportunities, please contact the IMRF Fundraising Manager, Caroline Jupe, at



The Sponsors & Host of IMRF Awards 2018

The Sponsors & Host of IMRF Awards 2018

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CM Hammar

Sponsors of the Individual Award 2018 (new window)



Sponsors of the Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 (new window)


Norwegian Society for Sea Rescue

Hosts of the IMRF Awards 2018 & IMRF Full Members

For more information about our Sponsors and Host, visit The 2018 Sponsors & Host page.

Contact Info -

International Maritime Rescue Federation
IMRF Awards
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405


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