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GIG Award

Each year the Government Information Group presents two awards which recognise major contributions to the government knowledge and information management profession.

The GIG awards provide an ideal opportunity to achieve wider recognition for the innovation, hard work and commitment which is found throughout the government KIM function, so please do consider submitting a nomination.

The GIG Annual Award

The GIG Annual Award is granted to mark a major contribution to the government knowledge and information management function during the previous year.

Launched in 1998 as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the Group's formation, nominations for the 2018 GIG Annual Award are now invited.

The award is open to anyone, individuals or groups, working in government KIM functions, irrespective of whether they are members of the Government Information Group, CILIP, or the profession. It is also open to GIG members, students and others, who do not work in government, but who can produce evidence of a piece of work which meets the key criterion of being a major contribution to the work of government knowledge and information management.

Simply summarise the project / achievement of the individual/s you are nominating [max 1000 words] on the nomination form.

If the work in question relates to something concerning one particular department or organisation, it must have a wider application i.e. it must be a concept which could usefully be introduced elsewhere. It can apply to a publication (in whatever format), a system development, development of a policy or procedure, a working practice, work on a committee, and so on.

In 2018, the Government Information Group decided to make two Annual GIG Awards as follows:

  1. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Grenfell Fire Public Inquiry – response team: Adebola Dada; Anna Canning ; Tim Granville; Carol Homans ; Maian Leach ; Annie Parsons; David Smith; Ruth Walbrin

    For their highly-efficient role as the public inquiry response team which provided KIM support to those working on the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government response to the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster.

  2. Diane Murgatroyd (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) & Karen Ball (DSTL - Defence Science and Technology Laboratory)

For the nominees determined work on agreeing a new copyright license for HMG and their dedicated work to raise the profile of copyright within Government.

The GIG Lifetime Achievement Award

The GIG Lifetime Achievement Award is presented in recognition of a major contribution to government knowledge and information management over a sustained period.

In 2018 the GIG Lifetime Achievement Award Award wasn’t presented.

You can read the citations for last year’s winners, and view a list of previous winners of the GIG award, on the GIG website.


How to Apply

Details of how to apply for the 2019 GIG Awards will be made available in the New Year .

For further information please contact


GIG Award Winners

GIG CILIP Conference Bursaries

The 2018 bursary places were AWARDED.


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