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GIG Award

Applications for the 2018 GIG Awards have now CLOSED.

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 2017, the GIG Annual Award wasn’t presented so it would be great to receive more nominations this year to help mark the group’s 40th anniversary.  

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 2017 the GIG Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Karen MacFarlane (CILIP Trustee and former head of the Government KIM Profession) for her innovative leadership and contributions to the KIM sector over her 31-year civil service career. 

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

Applications for the 2018 GIG Awards have now CLOSED.

Winners will be notified in July with the awards being presented at the GIG AGM. 

For further information please contact


GIG Award Winners

GIG CILIP Conference Bursaries

The 2018 bursary places have been AWARDED.


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