Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards

Nominations for 2022 have been extended to 25 july!  See below for details.


The Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards (APSEA) celebrate the achievements of top spatial information enterprises and individuals, and showcase the finest projects and most significant performance of professionals that the surveying and spatial industry has to offer. The annual program is jointly hosted by SSSI and our partner organisation, SIBA|GITA.

The regional APSEAs provide a stepping stone for organisations and individuals to be nominated in the Oceanic Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards – the only awards for the Asia Pacific region that recognise the excellent achievements of both individuals and organisations engaged in the surveying and spatial information industry in this region at a single event. 

The awards are a long-standing premier event in our calendar and previous years have seen an excellent standard of competition, with a diverse range of individuals and small, medium and large private, public and academic sector organisations vying for these prestigious awards. Supported by the four pillars of our industry – academia, government, research, and the private sector - our awards are an opportunity to celebrate our stars.



The Categories

The APSEAs encourage nominations from geospatial individuals of all backgrounds and experience and organisations of all sizes in the following categories:

Individual Award categories

  • Professional  of  the  Year Award Open to SSSI, SIBA|GITA & S+SNZ members only
  • Future Leader  of  the  Year Award Open to SSSI, SIBA|GITA & S+SNZ members only
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award 
  • Educational Development  Award
  • Postgraduate Student  Award
  • Undergraduate Student  Award

Industry Award categories

  • Award for Community Impact 
  • Award for Environment and Sustainability
  • Award for Innovation
    -  Small Business 
    -  Medium - Large Business 
  • Award for International Partnership
  • Award for Spatial Enablement
  • Award for Technical Excellence
  • Award for Workforce Development & Inclusion

Special Award Categories

  • Bruce Thompson Innovation Award
  • Hydrographic Excellence Award 

The Submission Process

Nominations now open!

Shine a light on the outstanding achievements of a peer, colleague or your team and acknowledge their contributions to the profession by nominating in the 2022 APSEA program.
Nominations are open for individuals and organisations - and we have two new special award categories.
A reminder that the submission is easier than ever, with just two parts – summary and nomination - and word limits applying to the total application rather than per criteria. Please ensure you read the 2022 APSEA Nomination Kit for more details before submitting.
Nominations can be made using our online awards portal. The deadline for nominations is MIDDAY on MONDAY 25 JULY 2022 so get started now!

Want some help writing a successful nomination?

Please see below for some handy resources to assist in preparation of your award nomination:


If you have any queries about the Asia-Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards, don't hesitate to contact the APSEA Coordinator, Katie Le Miere on or call 0421 701100.