Nominations open for 2021 APSEAs

By on 21 June, 2021

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 SSSI and SIBA|GITA Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEAs), which recognise outstanding individuals and organisations in the spatial sector.

The nomination process has been simplified this year. Nominators need only to write a brief summary of the nomination (100 words maximum) along with a full nomination (1200 words maximum for individual awards and 1500 words maximum for industry awards) — there are no more individual criteria to address per nomination.

Some changes have also been made to the awards categories, which are as follows:

2021 SSSI Individual Award categories

  • Professional of the Year Award^
  • Future Leader of the Year Award^ (replaces Young Professional of the Year Award)
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award (replaces Women’s Leadership Award)
  • Educational Development Award
  • Postgraduate Student Award
  • Undergraduate Student Award
  • Vocational Education Training (VET) Student Award

2021 SIBA|GITA Industry Award categories

  • Community Impact Award*
  • Award for Environment and Sustainability
  • Award for Innovation**
  • Small Business
  • Medium to Large Business
  • International Partnership Award*
  • Award for Spatial Enablement
  • Award for Technical Excellence
  • Workforce Development & Inclusion Award*

Nominations close on Monday, August 2, 2021, and can be made online. It is recommended that nominators read the 2021 APSEA Nomination Kit before starting. APSEA Coordinator Katie Le Miere ( can be contacted with any queries.

You can read all about the 2020 award recipients in our earlier article.

^ Open to current members of SSSI, SIBA|GITA or S+SNZ only.

* Replaces the People & Community Award. ** This award category has been split into two organisation sizes.

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