The ICCAs, presented by TCCA, is the most prestigious awards in critical communications. Celebrating excellence in the sector, the ICCAs recognise the success of products, organisations and individuals that have pushed boundaries and capabilities within the field.

Submission deadline: 16 October 2020

2020 will take place across Critical Communications Week on 2 - 6 November.

Join us at CCWeek for a key virtual event and celebration in the critical communications calendar.

The 2020 awards, consisting of 4 categories, will be judged by our independent panel of industry experts.

Tune in to see innovators pitch to a panel of esteemed judges and share your opinion live through polls and group chats.


Meet our impressive range of industry experts representing this year's judging panel.

Robin Davis


Chair, Future Technology Group

Kevin Graham

Australasian Critical Communications Forum

Founding Director

Iain Ivory

Hermitage Comms

Founder and Partner

Adrian Scrase


CTO & Head of MCC

Sandi Wendelken


Senior Research Analyst, Mobile Services and Software

The judges are looking for innovations that have addressed customer problems in a real-life scenario. In your submission, don't forget to include: 
  • The customer need or problem that required a solution
  • The solution innovation (how was your novel product or system design exploited to achieve project objectives/outcomes)
  • Any resulting benefits (including any quantification against original project objectives)
  • Any unique project challenges and how they were addressed


Entries must come from an end-user or jointly from an end-user and manufacturer. If shortlisted, you must also be available to present your award submission live to the judges and take their questions, during CCWeek, 2-6 November. Click on each category below to view the criteria.

You must enter by 16 October 2020 for your submission to be considered. 

Once shortlisted, you'll be asked to pre-record a 10 minute presentation which we will play for the judges live at CCWeek. Afterwards, take part in a Q&A session as the judges ask you questions about your innovation.

  • 2 November, 14.15 GMT | Best Use of Critical Communications During a Major Event
  • 3 November, 14.15 GMT | Best Use of Critical Communications in Public Safety
  • 4 November, 14.15 GMT | Best Use of Critical Communications in Transport
  • 5 November, 14.15 GMT | Best Use of Critical Communications in Utilities
Audience members will also have the opportunity to give feedback on your presentations via live chats and polls

By positioning yourself as an ICCAs sponsor, you will:

You will generate customer preference for your company and relate directly with existing and prospective customers. Becoming a sponsor emphasises your position as a leading supplier in the market and helps you to keep ahead of your competition.
The ICCAs attracts a broad range of international professionals from across the critical communications sector. Our branding transcends cultural and language barriers and targets a global audience.
Your sponsorship will endorse your company to key players in the industry. You will captivate a large range of different decision-makers from various end-user organisations across the world.
Our marketing is your marketing. Our reach consists of an email database of more than 48,000 crit comms professionals, a combined social media following of almost 8,000 and a variety of media partner publications. Your brand will be promoted to our wide-reaching audience via promotional emails, social media, web/print advertisements and editorial across our multi-channel platforms.

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