Welcome to The International Safety Media Awards

Thank you to everyone who submitted media entries to ISMA 2020. To protect the health and safety of all ISMA participants, dates for announcing the awards has changed. They will now be announced in March, 2021 at the new Virtual Pre-Conference Injury Prevention Showcase. Watch this site for updates.

We have great hopes for a live ISMA at Safety 2022, in November, in Adelaide, Australia. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to email Marcia Howell at marcia.howell@safealaskans.org or Barbara Minuzzo at barbara.minuzzo11@gmail.com.

International Safety Media Awards

The International Safety Media Awards (ISMA) recognize high quality safety media from around the world. The ISMAs provide safety promotion and injury prevention professionals an opportunity to showcase their media initiatives.

Past winners have leveraged their ISMA success, resulting in increased funding and worldwide recognition.

A jury of renowned injury prevention and media specialists consider production quality, message clarity, innovation/creativity and evaluation methods and results. Entry is free at http://www.isma-awards.org.

Submission Categories:

  • Print
  • Short Videos
  • Ultra Short Videos
  • Online/Web-based
  • Campaign
  • Evaluation

The first ISMAs were presented at Safety 2006 in Durban, South Africa. Since then, hundreds of safety promoters have been honored for their safety media by an international panel of judges.

Winners of the 2018 awards were announced in Bangkok, Thailand at the 13th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion. It was a challenging year for the judges, as the quality of entries and methodologies for evaluating  media impacts have continued to grow. 

Thank you to everyone who has submitted their media over the years. We look forward to continuing to learn from the evolution of the art and science of injury prevention and safety promotion through media.