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 have been set up in collaboration with security associations and groups across many countries.

The first OSPAs 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 an OSPAs scheme, visit the global website.

Nomination Deadline Extended for 2024 India & South Asia OSPAs

The 2024 India & South Asia Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are pleased to announce the extension of the nomination deadline to 31st January 2024. This decision aims to provide...

Nominations are now open for the OSPAs India & South Asia 2024!

OSPAs in collaboration with MitKat Advisory and the United Service Institution of India (USI), as the knowledge Partner, is proud to announce the launch of the fourth edition of the Outstanding...

Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) and MitKat form partnership to deliver 2024 India and South Asia awards.

The new look and revamped OSPAs returns to India with South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka included; along with a new partner, MitKat Advisory, at a new...

Winners of 2023 India OSPAs Announced

New Delhi, India – The winners of the 2023 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were announced on March 25th, 2023, at a prestigious ceremony held at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. The...

Call for Nomination – India OSPAs 2023

Entry to the 3rd edition of India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is open and anyone who supplies a product or service to the security sector in India can enter....

India 2021 OSPA Winners Announced

The winners of the 2021 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) were announced on Tuesday 21st December. During a virtual awards ceremony global representatives from...

Finalists of the 2021 India OSPAs announced

The finalists of the second edition of the India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced. In collaboration with BW Securityworld and BW Businessworld, the India OSPAs...

Call for Nominations – 2021 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)

Entry to the 2021 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) is now open and anyone who supplies a product or service to the security sector in India can enter. The OSPAs have again...

Winners announced for the inaugural India OSPAs

The presentation of the 2020 India OSPAs took place virtually on Saturday 8th August 2020 as part of an online Thought Leadership Summit organised in partnership with BW Security World,...

Finalists announced for the inaugural India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs)

The finalists of the 2020 India Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) have been announced. In collaboration with BW Securityworld, the India OSPAs serve to acknowledge the infinite...

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 honour and opportunities for our winners. Furthermore, winners will be widely recognised as driving outstanding performance across the sector.