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.

Call for nominations – 2024 Nigeria OSPAs entries now open!

Entry is now open through to 12th March 2024 for the Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). The Nigeria OSPAs was introduced in 2018 and are part of a global awards scheme...

Winners for the 2023 Nigeria OSPAs Announced

Winners of the 2023 Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards have been announced. This year saw the most nominations ever received, and the judges had no easy task in selecting the finalists...

Finalists of the 2023 Nigeria OSPAs have been announced

Recognising the valuable contribution the security sector makes in protecting people, property and assets, the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) showcase the very best organisations...

Entries for 2023 are now closed

Good luck to everyone who has entered. The entries will be sent to the judges in the next few days and finalists will be announced soon!

Extension of Nomination Deadline for 2023 Nigeria OSPAs

The Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) committee has announced the extension of the nomination deadline for the 2023 awards to April 6th, 2023. The Nigeria OSPA recognise and...

Call for nominations – 2023 Nigeria OSPAs entries now open!

Entry is now open for the 2023 Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs). The closing date for submissions is 28th March 2023 so don’t delay in preparing your nominations....

Winners of the 2022 Nigeria OSPAs have been announced

The fifth Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) took place on 4th May as part of the international OSPAs Thought Leadership webinar series, in an event organised in partnership...

Finalists for the 2022 Nigeria OSPAs have been announced

Recognising the valuable contribution the security sector makes in protecting people, property and assets, the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) showcase the very best organisations...

It’s time to enter the 2022 Nigeria OSPAs

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have partnered with Securex West Africa to bring the awards to Nigeria for the fifth consecutive year. The OSPAs are a global awards...

Nigeria OSPA winners announced

Winners of the Nigeria Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced at a virtual awards ceremony that followed a thought leadership webinar which examined ‘Has the pandemic...

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.