2019 Awards

Each year at the InterAction Forum, InterAction acknowledges the contribution of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the world's most poor and vulnerable people. The following awards will be presented at Forum 2019.

Please click on the appropriate link below to submit your nomination.


Disability Inclusion Award

The Disability Inclusion Award honors member agencies that have worked toward greater disability inclusion in programs/management and have expanded leadership opportunities for people with disabilities. The award recognizes our own community’s innovative efforts to promote disability inclusion as a human rights issue.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Disability Inclusion Award.


Distinguished Security Achievement Award

The InterAction Security Advisory Group Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes exceptional performance by NGO security professionals, particularly those who significantly contribute to NGOs' abilities to protect their personnel, assets, information, or operations overseas.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Distinguished Security Achievement Award.


Effective Assistance Photography Award

Each year, InterAction receives photos from talented artists located around that world that embodies the work of our sector. This year we continue that tradition by encouraging professional and amateur photographers to submit photos that showcase rousing efforts and inspiring moments in international development and humanitarian assistance.

One grand prize winner will receive $1,000 and the Effective Assistance Photography Certificate for the best photo overall. In addition to a grand prize winner, InterAction will award prizes for the best photo in the following three categories:  best youth potential photo, best women empowerment photo, and best photo taken on a mobile phone. Each category winner will receive $100 and have their photo featured at www.interaction.org.


Humanitarian Award

InterAction's Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or individuals who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership in support of NGOs and the people they serve in the developing world. Our community’s national staff and counterparts often surmount significant obstacles to carry out their work effectively in their own home countries or regions. InterAction seeks to honor these individuals for their bravery and commitment to the most vulnerable populations in their own communities.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Humanitarian Award.


Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award

The Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award honors outstanding and distinguished leaders in the community of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations. The award celebrates the leadership of an individual within this community whose career and vision has transcended his or her own organization by raising the influence and profile of the U.S. NGO sector as a whole. It celebrates the very best of who we are as a sector.

Click here to submit a nomination for the Julia Vadala Taft Outstanding Leadership Award.


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