ISO has a number of awards that help promote different aspects of international standardization.
In addition, from time to time, ISO offers awards to selected sectors to recognize excellence and expertise in the world of standardization. Some past awards include:
Under 35 and passionate about standards?
Enter the ISO/DIN competition essay contest for young standardizers in developing countries.
This award helps to encourage young professionals in developing countries working for national standards bodies to engage in international standardization and to raise awareness of the importance of standards in promoting safe and sustainable economic development.
Sponsored by DIN, the German Institute for Standardization, and held every two years, the award offers the opportunity to spend time at both DIN in Berlin, Germany, and the ISO Central Secretariat offices in Geneva, Switzerland, to get invaluable exposure to the development and management of International Standards.
The 2016 award is now closed. The next competition will be held in 2018.
Do you want to recognize the achievements of individuals that have made a major contribution to standardization and related activities?
The ISO Excellence Award has been created to reward the achievements of ISO’s technical experts.
The ISO Excellence Award recognizes the contribution of individuals for recent achievements related to ISO’s technical work that can be considered as a major contribution to furthering the interests of standardization and related activities. Any individual nominated in the capacity of expert, project leader or convenor in a committee working group is eligible for the award.
There is no limit on the number of awards per year, or per committee. However, all awards must be conferred for a significant contribution to a project that has been completed (published) within the last year.
Details of eligibility, the selection criteria and process can be found on the nomination form. Nominating persons are invited to fill out the form and return it to their TC secretariat, who will validate it and send it to the Technical Programme Manager (TPM) at ISO/CS. There is no specific deadline. Requests for awards will be processed throughout the year, as they are received. For any questions, please contact the TMB secretariat.
Nominations for the ISO Excellence Award
Do you know someone that deserves to be recognized?
Download the nomination form with details of eligibility and selection criteria.