​​​​​​​​​​​​​All year, ASIS provides individuals and groups the chance to be recognized for their achievements or gain access to opportunities they wouldn't otherwise have. Whether these are supported through the ASIS Foundation, our councils and chapters, or partnerships, these awards are all a part of how we give back to the security professional throughout the year.

Awards Schedule

Town Hall​​ Meeting
Sunday, September 24 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm

  • Chapter Website of the Year Award
  • Chapter Newsletter of the Year Award
  • Chapter Community Service Award
  • Chapter Philanthropy Award (ASIS Foundation)
  • Region Philanthropy Award (ASIS Foundation)
  • Individual Philanthropy Award (ASIS Foundation)
  • Outstanding Corporate Partner Award (ASIS Foundation)

Access: Open to All

Opening Luncheon with Mark Cuban
Monday, September 25 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

  • Organization Award of Merit (PCB)
  • Don Walker Award (CSO)
  • CPP 40th Anniversary
  • Presidential Award of Merit (President)

Access: Included with All-Access and Monday One-Day Passes; tickets available for purchase

Keynote: The Technology Integration of Man
Tuesday, September 26 | 8:30 – 10:00 am

  • E.J. Criscuoli Jr., CPP Volunteer Leadership Award Winner
  • I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award
  • Roy N. Bordes, CPP, Council Member Award of Excellence
  • ASIS 2017 Accolades Competition

Access: Included with All-Access and Tuesday One-Day Passes; tickets available for purchase

Keynote: Global Responses to Global Threats
Wednesday, September 27 | 8:30 – 10:00 am

  • Military Liaison Certification Scholarship
  • Matt Simeone P3 Excellence Award
  • TAHC Certification Scholarship

Access: Included with All-Access and Wednesday One-Day Passes; tickets available for purchase

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OPSAs) Luncheon
Wednesday, September 27 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm

Access: Included with All-Access and Wednesday One-Day Passes; tickets available for purchase

Karen Marquez Awards Event
Monday, September 25 | 6:00  8:00 pm | Tower Club of Dallas

Access: Register here ​with code wis2017.

Keynote: Lessons in Leadership
Thursday, September 28 | 8:30 – 10:00 am

  • Host Committee Certificate of Appreciation
  • ASIS 2017 Accolades Competition: People's Choice Award

Access: Open to All​

​Awards Information

Young ​Professional's Seminar Experience A​ward

Offered by the ASIS Young Professional Council​, this award provides an opportunity for an ASIS young professional member to attend the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2017) free of cost. Winners will receive a complimentary All-Access Pass to ASIS 2017, lodging during the conference, and an airfare voucher in addition to recognition. Learn more​.

Military Liaison Council Certification Scholarships

Sponsored by the Military Liaison Council, these awards cover the cost for active duty military (including reserves and national guard) to earn an ASIS board certification. Scholarships cover the cost for application, preparation (online review), and testing fees. Learn more or ​download the application.​

Certification Awards
The Professional Certification Board recognizes outstanding individual and organizational support of the ASIS board certification program. The Regional Award of Achievement  recognizes individuals who make a significant contribution to the advancement of ASIS board certifications. Presentation of the awards will be in the Certification Lounge, Booth 4499B, on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 2:15 pm. The Organization Award of Merit recognizes organizations for demonstrated leadership and a commitment to the professional development of their security team through ASIS board certification or for significant contributions toward the advancement of the ASIS certification programs. This award will be presented at the Leadership Luncheon on Monday, Sept. 25, at 12:00 pm. 

Ralph Day Securi​ty Officer of the Year Award 

Each year, the Security Services Council honors one security officer in the United States with the Ralph Day Security Officer of the Year Award. ​The winner receives free registration and housing at ASIS 2017, taking place 25-28 September in Dallas​ and a monetary award. Open to U.S. citizens only. ​Learn more.

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Last year's OSPA winner for Outstanding
Contract Security Officer
​Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The OSPAs recognize and reward companies and individuals across the security sector. They are designed to be both independent and inclusive, providing an opportunity for outstanding performers, whether buyers or suppliers, to be recognized and their success to be celebrated.

Award categories include Best In-House Security Team; Best In-House Security Manager/Director; Best Contract Security Company; Best Security Consultant; Best Customer Service Initiative; Best Security Training Initiative; Best Investigator; Best Security Manufacturer; Best Information Security Manager/Director; Best Integrator/Solution Provider; and Best Contract Security Officer. Learn more about the OSPAs​.​

Accolades Competition (for exhibitors only) 

​The ASIS Accolades Competition provides an outstanding opportunity for your company to distinguish its innovative solutions while maximizing exposure and valuable recognition. Learn more​.​​