Terms & Conditions


International Maritime Rescue Federation H.E.R.O. 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.

Entries are for the period 1 July 2016 until 30 June 2017. 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 H.E.R.O. 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 the video is over 4 minutes length, may be disqualified.

The IMRF will accept up to three different entries from the same organisation or individuals.

Software/hardware/technological/logistical entrants cannot enter more than once for the same advance. Their entries should contain at least one and no more than three examples of how their idea/administration or logistical innovation was of direct benefit to a SAR operation in the specified time frame.

Software/hardware/technological/logistical entrants can make up to three applications providing each applications 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 2017 the H.E.R.O. Awards will remain open until 24.00 hours on 28 July 2017.

Those wishing to enter the H.E.R.O. Awards must compete the H.E.R.O. Nomination form (new window).

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

We will not sell or give away your, or your H.E.R.O.'s, details to third parties. We reserve the right to use the name and organisation of the nominated H.E.R.O. for promotional purposes.

Contact Info -

International Maritime Rescue Federation
H.E.R.O. Awards
50 Allardice Street
AB39 2RA
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 1569 767405

E-mail: hero@imrf.org.uk


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