Entries open for International Critical Communication Awards


Thursday, 09 February, 2023

Entries open for International Critical Communication Awards

The Critical Communications Association (TCCA) has announced that the 2023 International Critical Communication Awards (ICCAs) are now open for entry. The winners will be announced during Critical Communications World in Helsinki in May.

The ICCAs are some of the most prestigious awards in the critical communications sector, celebrating excellence and recognising products, organisations and individuals who have pushed boundaries and capabilities in the field. An expert panel of independent judges takes all aspects of entries into consideration and is looking to reward the best and most innovative work, both in terms of the technology itself and how it is being rolled out and used on the frontline.

Categories this year include:

  • Emerging technology, product or solutions
  • Best use of critical communications in public safety
  • Best use of advanced technology
  • Best use of critical communications in transport
  • Best use of critical communications in utilities
  • Best use of critical communications in mining, oil and gas
  • Best control room innovation
  • Best TETRA product or solution of the year
  • Best MCX product or solution of the year
  • TCCA young engineer of the year
  • Government authority collaboration
  • Champion for equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Advances in sustainability (not open for entry — chosen by the judges)
     

This year will also see the establishment of the Phil Kidner Award for Outstanding Contribution to Critical Communications. The award is named in honour of former TCCA CEO Phil Kidner, who passed away at the beginning of 2022.

“The ICCAs are the most prestigious accolades in the field of global critical communications,” said TCCA CEO Kevin Graham. “We’re expecting many impressive and innovative entries from across the world, which will serve to inspire the future direction of the sector.”

The Australasian Critical Communications Forum (ACCF), a chapter of TCCA, is leading the call for nominations of companies and organisations from Australia and New Zealand that demonstrate best and innovative work, both in terms of critical communications technology and how it is being rolled out and used in projects in this part of the world. In 2022 and previous years a number of awards were won by Australian companies and organisations, the ACCF noted.

The ICCAs ceremony will take place on the evening of 23 May in Helsinki, with the event co-located with this year’s Critical Communications World. The closing date for entries is 27 February; for more information or to enter, visit https://www.critical-communications-world.com/iccas.

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