The Company Outstanding Achievement Awards are presented in three categories; iQ Article of the Year, Jim Shepherd Awards and J Eddis Linton Awards with the winners announced at the annual Gala Awards Dinner at RIMPA Live.

iQ Article of the Year

The iQ Article of the Year Award was introduced in 2004 to promote and recognise quality written contributions to RIMPA's quarterly publication, iQ Magazine.  Every article submitted and published during the year is automatically eligible for shortlisting.  When judging the articles, the panel look for articles that are engaging, inform and inspire the reader and clearly show the knowledge of the writer.

To view the iQ Article of the Year Award criteria click here.

Award Timings

Timeline for assessment of articles:

  • iQ issues reviewed/assessed: September, December, March and June

  • Judging panel shortlist articles: 1 June - 30 June

  • Judging panel assess shortlisted articles: 1 August - 31 August

  • Announcement and presentation of winner: RIMPA Live Gala Awards


Jim Shepherd Awards

These awards are named to pay tribute to Jim Shepherd, one of RIMPA’S founding fathers.  The Awards recognise and celebrate two distinct supportive pillars of RIMPA through the awarding of the Vendor of the Year Award and the Branch of the Year Award. The support of both these streams form the foundation of the opportunities provided to the RIMPA membership.

To view the Jim Shepherd Awards criteria click here.

Vendor of the Year Award

Vendors are nominated by the various Branches of RIMPA and assessed by the Board against a specified criteria based around their support of RIMPA and their services to the records and information management industry.

Award Timings

Timeline for assessment:

  • Branches submit nominations to Awards and Recognition Portfolio Lead: by 30 June

  • Board to assess nominations: 1 July - 31 July

  • Announcement and presentation of winner: RIMPA Live Gala Awards

Branch of the Year Award

All RIMPA Branches are assessed against a set criteria that looks at the completion of Branch Strategic Plans, deadlines met, responsiveness of Branches, involvement in governance, events delivered to members, financial position, membership growth and any significant outcomes achieved over the preceding 12 months.  The RIMPA Board review information supplied and score each Branch independently to determine the RIMPA Branch of the Year.

Award Timings

Timeline for assessment:

  • Branches submit strategic plan documentation quarterly: 30 September, 31 December, 30 March and 30 June

  • Board to assess nominations: 1 July - 31 July

  • Announcement and presentation of winner: RIMPA Live Gala Awards


J Eddis Linton Awards

The J Eddis Linton Awards are named in honour of one of RIMPA’s founding fathers, J Eddis Linton and were established in 1999.  The Awards culminate in the recognition and celebration of organisations and individuals that implement world-class initiatives and industry leading services on a prominent and far-reaching scale.

Nominees for the J Eddis Linton Awards are the recipients of the individual Branch Awards and the recipient of the Bernadette Bean South Australian Records Management Service Excellence Awards.

To view the J Eddis Linton Awards criteria click here.

Award Timings

Timeline for assessment:

  • Notification of Branch Excellence winners to Awards and Recognition Portfolio Lead: by 31 May

  • Notification of Bernadette Bean South Australian Records Management Service Excellence Award winner to Awards and Recognition Portfolio Lead: by 15 August

  • Judging panel to assess nominations: 1 August - 31 August

  • Announcement and presentation of winner: RIMPA Live Gala Awards

New Professional

The New Professional Award is awarded to an individual who has been working in the records and information management industry for less than 5 years. The award seeks to engage our emerging leaders within the industry and encourage them through global recognition. The award culminates in the recognition and celebration of individuals that have a penchant for the industry and a passion to exceed and move forward through their increasing involvement within both RIMPA and the wider industry.

Outstanding Student

The Outstanding Student Award was introduced in 2000 to engage with students and provide recognition to records and information management scholars who will become the leaders of tomorrow.

The award is presented to a student who has achieved excellence in educational studies in the records and information management field, with the recipient having a positive attitude towards study and a passion for records and information management.  The award culminates in the recognition and celebration of individuals who have excelled in their results and have implemented or planned to implement their learnings within their workplace or the wider industry to help to deliver world-class initiatives and industry leading services.

Outstanding Group

The Outstanding Group Award is presented to a group (excluding RIMPA Committees), who have either implemented initiatives that have made an outstanding contribution, increased collaboration in either their respective organisation/s or the wider records and information management industry OR groups that have made a significant impact in their organisation or the wider records and information management industry.

Outstanding Individual

The Outstanding Individual Award is the pinnacle award bestowed upon an individual within the records and information industry by RIMPA. Named after one of RIMPA’s founding fathers, the award honours J Eddis Linton who, along with three other passionate record managers, sought to strengthen our industry by providing recordkeepers with a vision and a ‘way forward’ establishing a strong foundation upon which RIMPA has been built and continues to grow.  

This highly coveted award is the highlight of our award season and is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to records and information management.  The recipient of this award will have been an exemplary mentor, shown a commitment to records and information management issues with a penchant for producing solutions to these issues, been involved in or produced innovative outcomes and they are committed and dedicated to the profession.

 

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