The OSPAs

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards

Recognise and reward outstanding performance in the security sector

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognise and reward companies, people and innovation across the security sector.

The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognised and their success to be celebrated.

The criteria for these awards are based on extensive research on key factors that contribute to and characterise outstanding performance (Aspiring to Excellence – Perpetuity Research). The OSPAs are being set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries.

The first OSPAs awards were held in Norway in 2015 and since then we have hosted events in other countries – and more are planned. To view the countries that currently have OSPA awards schemes visit the global website.

2024 New Zealand OSPAs – Deadline extended

We have extended the deadline to submit nominations for the 2024 New Zealand OSPAs. You have until midday (NZ time) on Thursday 8th February to get your submissions to us. These are just a few of...

Entries Now Open for the 2024 New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the 2024 New Zealand OSPAs. This event returns to New Zealand for the third year, offering...

Winners of the 2023 New Zealand OSPAs announced

The second New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on Friday 14th April 2023. More than one...

Finalists of the 2023 New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) announced!

The scores are in, judging is complete, and we are delighted to announce the finalists of the 2023 New Zealand OSPAs. Commenting on the awards founder of the OSPAs, Professor Martin Gill said: “This...

Finalists of the 2023 New Zealand OSPAs to be announced soon

Entries have now closed and they are with the Judges for scoring. We will be announcing the finalists very soon. Keep an eye on or website and social media channels for updates. The winners will be...

Entries for the 2023 New Zealand OSPAs are open!

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards are delighted to be returning to New Zealand for a second year. The OSPAs are designed to be both independent and inclusive; providing an important...

New Zealand OSPAs recognise the security industry’s finest

The inaugural New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) event took place at the Aotea Centre in Auckland on Friday 27th May 2022 as part of the ASIS NZ certification dinner....

Attend the New Zealand gala dinner to recognise OSPA finalists and winners 

The presentation of the inaugural 2022 New Zealand Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is taking place at the Aotea Centre (50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010) in...

Finalists of the inaugural New Zealand OSPAs announced

The panel of independent experts from across the New Zealand security industry has concluded its judging – which means it’s time to reveal the finalists of the first-ever New Zealand Outstanding...

LAUNCH OF NEW ZEALAND OUTSTANDING SECURITY PERFORMANCE AWARDS (OSPAs)

The New Zealand OSPAs have arrived!   An independent global awards scheme to recognise outstanding performance in the security sector. The awards are open to everyone, and you don’t have...

Our Core Values

Independent

The OSPAs are independent. You don’t have to be a member of an association to be involved – anyone from the security sector can enter a category which is relevant to them. The only requirement is that you have shown outstanding performance in your field.

Credible

The criteria for each award category have been carefully considered and based on extensive research across different security sectors and by looking at how outstanding performance is recognised and judged in other fields. There is strict criteria for who is appointed as a judge and for ensuring that judging decisions are fair and impartial.  Representatives from each country will assess entries and make the final decisions on the winners.

Transparent

We want everyone to know the criteria for entering, how judges are selected and how the judging process works, so these details are published on the website.

Respectable

The OSPAs is a worldwide brand, generating honor and opportunities for our winners. Furthermore, winners will be widely recognised as driving outstanding performance across the sector.