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Annual Awards

Each year, Crime Stoppers International recognises a number of individuals, programs, activities and campaigns from around the world for excellence and for their contribution to the achievement of the Crime Stoppers International vision – to help stop, solve and prevent crime globally.

Entry is free and your participation is strongly encouraged.

Eligibility

To qualify for any Crime Stoppers International award, your program must be a current member of CSI and/or a member of your regional or national Crime Stoppers organisation.

All submissions must relate to activities undertaken during the 2017 calendar year – that is, between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017.

Individual nominees for a Service Award cannot have been a recipient of the same award category within the last three years.

All submissions must be received by no later than 15 August 2018.

Incomplete submissions or submissions entered in a false community size (population) category will not be considered by the judging panel.

Important dates

Entries open     1 July

Entries close     15 August

Judging            August

Presentation    early October

Judging criteria

The judging panel is comprised of a team of independent experts. In addition to category-specific criteria, the panel’s decisions are also based on:

  • the quality of evidence presented to support the nomination
  • an initiative’s capacity or potential to prevent, reduce or solve crime
  • how an individual’s contribution or an initiative’s success was evaluated/measured
  • the ability for an initiative to be adapted for use by other Crime Stoppers programs
  • the sustainability of an initiative’s outcomes
  • how innovative an initiative is; and
  • to what degree an initiative contributed to community awareness about crime

Up to three category finalists may be selected for each category award and, from these three category finalists, one category winner is selected.

The decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Award categories

Service Awards – recognise the dedication and commitment of various individuals, including seasoned ambassadors at local, national and international level, young achievers and law enforcement or civilian coordinators, as demonstrated through their sustained drive, enthusiasm and significant contribution to the Crime Stoppers vision.  Learn more

Media Awards – recognise excellence and best practice in advertising and promotion of Crime Stoppers campaigns, activities and specific calls to action through the development and production of special features/reports and public service announcements across all mediums – print, television, radio, online and digital. Learn more

Productivity Awards – recognise outstanding and significant contribution to Crime Stoppers programs as measured by the percentage increase in arrests made and property recovered, including drugs seized. Learn more

Specialised Training or Program Awards – recognise the continued support of, or outstanding service to, a Crime Stoppers program through the provision of specialised training or the delivery of a specialised program. Learn more

Categories & entry criteria – Service Awards

Coralie Wagner Memorial

In recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership on a local, national and international level.

Entries are encouraged that identify individuals who have made a profound contribution to Crime Stoppers at the local, national and international level; who have had an association with Crime Stoppers for at least three (3) years, including during the 2017 calendar year; and who have demonstrated drive, enthusiasm and devotion to the Crime Stoppers vision.

The nominee may still be actively contributing or may no longer be able to contribute (eg has passed away), so the entry must detail the nominee’s current status – whether they continue to be involved in Crime Stoppers and, if not, why not.

NOTE: the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.
Submit a nomination

Paul D Boudreau, Program Coordinator of the Year

In recognition of outstanding performance and commitment, personifying a spirit of community cooperation and demonstrating qualities of leadership.

Entries are encouraged that identify coordinators (civilian or law enforcement) who have displayed an outstanding commitment to a Crime Stoppers program, encompassing the ability to work with law enforcement, media and civilian participants in relation to Crime Stoppers, and who have also demonstrated necessary leadership qualities such as dedication, initiative, responsibility, reliability, persistence and integrity.

NOTE:

  1. the event(s) for which the nominee is nominated must have occurred in the 2017 calendar year
  2. the nominee must have been serving as the coordinator of a Crime Stoppers program at the time
  3. the nominee cannot be a voting Member/Director of the relevant program’s Board of Directors; and
  4. the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

Civilian of the Year

In recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a member Crime Stoppers program.

Entries are encouraged that identify civilians currently serving on the Board of Directors of a Crime Stoppers program, who were an active member of that Board during the 2017 calendar year and who have demonstrated leadership, organisational ability and any other qualities considered relevant.

NOTE: the nominee cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

Young Achievers of the Year

In recognition of selfless devotion, persistent service and significant contribution to a member Crime Stoppers program by a young person.

Entries are encouraged that identify young people (under 15 years of age; and between 15 and 21 years of age) currently working with a Crime Stoppers program who have demonstrated a hands-on practical approach, leadership, organisational ability, motivation of their peer group, and any other qualities considered relevant.

The nominee must have actively contributed to a Crime Stoppers program during the 2017 calendar year and cannot have been a recipient of this Award within the last three years.

Categories & entry criteria – Media Awards

CSI’s Media Awards recognise best practice in advertising and promotion of Crime Stoppers campaigns, activities and specific calls to action, along with the level of community engagement achieved through these initiatives, across all mediums – print, television, radio, online and digital.

Sub-categories for each medium allow member programs to specify if their advertising and promotion activity was for a special feature/report, a specific crime of the week segment or a public service announcement; as well as stipulating the size of the community that their program serves.

Entries are encouraged that nominate examples demonstrating innovation and excellence in development, production, publication and reach.

Media award entries will be assessed on the following:

  • explanation of Crime Stoppers purpose
  • contribution to public awareness
  • originality of idea or concept
  • quality and excellence of message
  • a heightened use of online tools and/or social media platforms
  • impact on community
  • results achieved – evidence of evaluation/measurement to be provided in submission

With the following additional criteria applying to website and digital award entries:

  • ease of navigation
  • interactive content and overall functionality
  • visual appeal and creativity of content
  • speed to load
  • up-to-date content, including relevant statistics
  • links to relevant sites
  • social media links
  • online reporting capability
  • innovative features – such as a quick-exit button, multi-lingual options

Submit an entry

Entry criteria – Productivity Awards

CSI’s Productivity Awards recognise outstanding and significant contributions by member programs to the achievement of the Crime Stoppers vision of helping stop, solve and prevent crime as demonstrated through two specific measures – increase in arrests made and increase in property recovered, including drugs seized – however, programs are encouraged to submit additional measures considered to be noteworthy, such as the number of cases cleared.

Four sub-categories within these two main categories (arrests made and property recovered) allow member programs to stipulate the size of the community that their Crime Stoppers program serves.

Productivity award entries must be accompanied by a formal statistical report on program letterhead or a program’s official statistical results/tracking report that clearly states results for the 2017 calendar year – 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 – and directly compares these with the 2016 calendar year.

Submit an entry

Entry criteria – Specialised Training or Program Awards

CSI’s Specialised Training and Specialised Program Awards recognise the continued support of, or outstanding service to, a Crime Stoppers program through the provision of specialised training or delivery of a specialised program.

Four sub-categories allow member programs to stipulate the size of the community that their Crime Stoppers program serves.

Specialised Training or Program Award entries will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • explanation of the training or specialised program and how it aids Crime Stoppers’ purpose
  • degree of effort in development and delivery
  • contribution to public awareness
  • originality of idea or concept
  • quality and excellence overall
  • impact on target audience
  • results achieved – evidence of evaluation/measurement to be provided in submission

Submit an entry

Terms and conditions

 

Conditions of Entry Nomination Hints & Tips
1. Entry is free. 1. Review the general information and category guidelines for each Award.
2. All submissions must relate to activities undertaken during the 2017 calendar year – that is, between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. 2. Read the entry criteria for each Award category carefully.
3. Only one entry is permitted per program per Award category and sub-category. 3. Using the category guidelines, determine the most suitable category for your entry or entries.
4. Any nominated program must be a member in good standing of Crime Stoppers International and/or their Region/Nation. 4. Complete the correct entry form – ensuring all required fields and supporting documentation is provided.
5. Nominees for Service Awards agree to media publicity and promotion associated with the Awards, including the use of photos submitted or taken at the Awards Presentation Ceremony. 5. Keep your answers succinct and to the point.
6. Individual nominees for a Service Award cannot have been a recipient of the same Award category within the last three years. 6. A separate entry form is required for each individual submission/nomination.
7. All criteria should be addressed in your submission – see Nomination Hints & Tips. 7. Double-check that your entry form indicates the correct community size (population) that your program serves.
8. Supporting documents and photos, if relevant, must accompany your submission. 8. Submissions must address the criteria listed for the relevant Award category and clearly demonstrate the achievements of the individual, program, campaign or activity.
9. All information, photos and supporting materials submitted may be used and distributed by the CSI Awards Office for media and promotional purposes. 9. Check your entry’s specific criteria to ensure you have addressed all the important points.
10. Incomplete submissions or submissions entered in a false community size (population) category will be disqualified. 10. Include relevant URLs and hyperlinks, where appropriate, and make sure that they work before completing your submission.
11. By submitting an entry form, the nominated contact person(s) is confirming that the entry is original, is owned or controlled by the nominating Crime Stoppers program, and has not previously been entered for any CSI Award. 11. Provide a 50-word synopsis for each submission for publicity purposes.
12. Decisions of the judging panel are final and no correspondence will be entered into. 12. If your submission is for a Service Award, include a brief (100 word) bio for the nominee and provide at least one recent headshot.
13. Entries close 15 August 2018. 13. Check that the name of your program, nominated Award recipient, nominated initiative, media partner etc are all spelt correctly because this is how they will appear on the Award.
14. All submissions must be emailed to awards@csiworld.org. 14. Attach/upload copies of relevant supporting documentation (eg statistical reports, media articles, images, video etc). All supporting documents need to be recent, clear and relevant to your application.
15. Before submitting, ensure each of your files (ie entry forms and all supporting documents) is appropriately named to clearly identify your program and the relevant Award category.
16. Particularly large entries should be sent as compressed/zipped files.

If you still have questions, feel free send us an email: awards@csiworld.org

FAQs

What does “a member in good standing” mean?

A member in good standing means a regional corporation, nation, region, program or individual who is currently a paid-up member of Crime Stoppers International, or has financial terms approved by the CSI and, where appropriate, has been certified as a member of Crime Stoppers International by its certification process.

What evidence do I need to provide of results or impact?

You might have done a basic post-implementation review of your campaign, project or initiative or you might have engaged a professional market research agency to conduct a formal evaluation. To determine your entry’s value, the judging panel is looking for objective measures that answer questions like, ‘what results have been achieved?’, ‘has the project been effective?’ and ‘how has it changed community awareness, understanding or engagement?’

Can I resubmit a nominee for a Service Award?

Yes – but please note, nominees for a Service Award cannot have been a recipient of the same Award category within the last three years.

Can I resubmit a previously nominated campaign, project or initiative?

Yes – but it is critical that you can clearly demonstrate significant change or progress since your campaign, project or initiative was last submitted for consideration. You need to explain what has changed and these changes need to have been in place for at least 12 months. You need to differentiate between the old and new submission and outline how the new elements have added to the effectiveness of the project and its contribution to stopping, solving or preventing crime.

What sort of files can I submit in support of my entry?

Any of the following file formats will be accepted: .doc .docx .jpg .msg .mp3 .mp4 .pdf .png .ppt .pptx .xls .xlsx  Especially large files should be sent as a compressed/zipped file.

How do I know that you’ve received my submission?

If you don’t receive confirmation of your entry for the Awards, please email us at awards@csiworld.org

Will my submission be returned after judging?

No, we’re unable to return entries submitted.

What if I’ve can’t find the information that I need?

You’re welcome to email us at awards@csiworld.org


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