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Australian EW Awards 2024

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    Award Benefits:

    • Showcase your/colleagues achievements in the field of EW/IW for Defence and Defence Industry over the past 12 months.
    • Winners will be announced at the awards gala and advertised on our LinkedIn and website.
    Nomination Process:
    Fill in the form above, you will need to select an award category (see below) and provide a description of achievements and when submitting. Completed applications will also need to submit a CV and high-resolution portrait photograph for promotional use - if you have nominated someone else, we will get in touch with them to provide these items. For any queries - get in touch: 

    Deadline for nominations: Friday, 30 August 2024. With finalists  announced in the first week of September, and winners announced at the Awards Gala on the evening of Wed 18 September at the National Arboretum of Australia.

    Cost of nomination: FREE

    What happens once I'm nominated?
    Join us for an elegant evening celebrating excellence in the field of Electronic Warfare (EW) and Information Warfare (IW) at the AOC Australia Awards Gala 2024! 

    Event Details:

    • Date: Thursday, 19 September 2024
    • Time: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Venue: National Arboretum Canberra
    • Dress Code: Cocktail dress
    The Awards Gala is ALREADY INCLUDED for all Convention Registrations:

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    Award Categories

    Download the Awards and criteria in a word doc here

    1. Ross Treharne Shield - Outstanding Achievement  in Electronic Warfare

    This shield, in memory of Ross Treharne, is presented to the individual who, in the opinion of the Chapter, deserves recognition for an outstanding achievement in the field of electronic warfare in Australia. The recipient must be an AOC Australia individual or corporate member and must demonstrate significant contributions to advancing electronic warfare capabilities or operations through innovative approaches, exceptional leadership, or groundbreaking research.

    2. Outstanding Achievement in Cyber Warfare 

    This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of cyber warfare over the previous calendar year. The applicant must demonstrate exceptional skills and accomplishments in developing or enhancing cyber warfare strategies, successfully leading cyber operations, or making significant advancements in cyber defence technologies.

    3. Outstanding Achievement in Information Operations 

    This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of information operations. The applicant must provide evidence of impactful contributions to information operations, such as developing effective information strategies, executing successful operations, or innovating within the field to support defence objectives.

    4. Excellence in Defence Information Warfare Award: 

    This award recognizes members of the Australian Defence Force (military or Defence Civilian) for their contribution to Information Warfare capability or operations. Members nominated for this award must have demonstrated notable contributions to their field of practice, including improving operational capabilities, leading significant projects, or achieving remarkable results in information warfare missions. Industry Achievement Award (Army, Navy, Air Force, APS)

    This award recognizes serving members and Defence civilians for their contribution to Information Warfare capability or operations. Members nominated for this award must have demonstrated notable contributions to their field of practice within their specific category (Army, Navy, Air Force, and APS). Applicants should highlight significant achievements, leadership in critical projects, or advancements in information warfare technologies or strategies.

    9. IW Business Award

    This award is presented annually to an industry organization that has made an exceptional contribution to Australia's Information Warfare capability. Nominees for this award must be corporate members of AOC Australia and should demonstrate significant impact through innovative solutions, successful implementation of information warfare technologies, or substantial contributions to national defence information capabilities.

    10. Science and Technology Achievement Award 

    This award is presented annually to an individual from the academic or research communities in recognition of a significant contribution to the Information Warfare body of knowledge. The recipient of this award should be able to demonstrate significant research achievements, development of innovative technologies, or substantial advancements in theoretical or applied information warfare.

    11. AOC Australia Early Career Award

    This award is given to an AOC Australia member under the age of 30 to recognize early career achievement. The applicant must show exceptional promise and accomplishments in their field, including innovative work, leadership in projects, or significant contributions to electronic warfare, cyber warfare, or information operations early in their career.

    12. AOC Australia Information Warfare Essay Winner

    AOC Australia hosts an annual essay competition to engage with individual members and to generate discussion on important topics within the community. The winner of this competition will receive $500, a one-year membership to AOC, and the opportunity to present their paper at the next AOC Australia convention. Applicants must submit an insightful and well-researched essay on a relevant topic, demonstrating critical thinking, originality, and potential impact on the field of information warfare. This is a different submission process:

    Submit for the Essay Competition here

    Judging Process:
    • Judging will be conducted by the AOC Australia Awards sub-committee members. The CV will have a 50% weighting (including reference), and the description of achievements will have a 50% weighting.  

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