Entries for the 2017 UK OSPAs have now opened. The entry period will run from the 15th August and will close on the 15th November 2016. Each category has two questions (500 words in length) and anyone working in the British security sector can enter. You don’t have to be a member of an organisation or association to do so.  The main criterion for entry is that you can show that you or your company have performed at an exceptional level. You are also permitted to enter more than one award category.

To enter, please visit uk.theospas.com/enter. Here you will find the categories descriptions and criteria which we recommend you read before entering.

The categories are:

Entrants must be operating in the UK to qualify and each entry must be submitted through the official form on the entry page. Entrants must complete the entry form to the best of their ability and must use accurate and honest information. If any information is found to be inaccurate the entrant will be disqualified. You are permitted to enter in more than one category.

To read the full code of ethics for entrants, please visit the OSPAs ‘About page.

UK OSPA Judges

We have also announced our highly regarded judging panel for the very first UK OSPAs. To take a look at who will be judging this year’s entries, please visit uk.theospas.com/judges. Please note that more judges will be announced soon, so make sure to keep a close eye on this page.

Sponsoring the UK OSPAs

Don’t forget that you can still sponsor the awards. Sponsoring the OSPAs is a great opportunity for the promotion of your company. The OSPAs, the first and only ‘global’ awards scheme, are prestigious events created to recognise outstanding performance in the security sector. Throughout the process; before, during and after the event, the OSPAs provide an opportunity for a specialist form of brand exposure. Furthermore, sponsoring the event will allow your company to align its brand with an organisation that is committed to recognising outstanding performance and bases itself on the principles of being independent, credible, respectable and transparent.

The UK OSPAs offer an excellent, exclusive sponsorship opportunity, immediately associating the sponsor with support for the awards. To read more, as well as the brochure outlining the benefits and level of investment required please visit https://uk.theospas.com/sponsors/

Please note that if you sponsor a category you are not permitted to enter that category. All other sponsorship packages excludes you from entering the OSPAs.