Yes the award is free. No cost is associated with nomination and been shortlisted. The award is strictly base on merit.

Any individual, group or organization that works in or services the maritime sector - Offshore Supports, Seafarers, Port Workers, Shipping Agents, Associations, Media, Government agencies etc.

Entries open                                             February 2022

Entries closes                                           March 2022

Shortlisted Nominees notified                 April 2022

Shortlisted nominees’ interview with HSENations journalist for an exclusive in the Award publication April – May 2022

Award Dinner- Winners are announced and celebrated at a hybrid event (Virtual and Physical) Saturday, September 24, 2022


The deadline is End of March for all awards. 

The maritime sector is of crucial importance to modern societies. Nevertheless, the public has a limited perception and appreciation of its influence and role as an essential element in social and economic development.

The OMIS is an annual award dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the efforts and successes of individuals and organizations in the Shipping, Ports, Offshore Support and related industries.


The award aims to serve as a catalyst for the continued development of the maritime sector through the recognition of the mostly silent but incredible work that is being done by stakeholders; to serve to celebrate innovations and achievements in the field as well as raise awareness and shed light on important issues that do not always get the attention they deserve and subsequently promote further improvements.


The award will bring together the who-is-who in the Maritime and offshore sector.

The nomination process requires that the nominator:

Step 1: Completes the appropriate nomination forms by visiting www.theomisaward.com.

Step 2: Each entry undergoes a quick initial review to ensure it meets the eligibility requirements

Step 3: All shortlisted entrants receive notification by email and will be required to answer a set of brief assessment questions to support their nomination (The documents are strictly protected in accordance with the data protection regulation (Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019).

Step 4: The judges which consist of 8 experts in various fields in the maritime and related sector, will review, remark and score all submitted entries for the final determination of achievements and individuals and/or teams or organizations to be recognized with awards.

Please Note: If you are a finalist, you will be required to co-operate with the media team, on a variety of items, such as filming a video, interview and submitting photos of your activities. There are tight deadlines for these, many of which are occurring between April and May, and you will be required to meet these deadlines. For organizations, your corporate communication team / department should be carried along early on this to alleviate any concerns.

Step 5: The finalists attend a hybrid (Virtual and Physical) Award Gala celebration in July in Lagos to receive their certificate for nomination and overall winners are announced and given a distinctive award plaque. While some nominees may receive other special gift packages ranging from cash price to maritime course coupons etc.  

Yes, you can, if you meet the criteria.

No. Sponsorship or support doesn’t guarantee an award. Sponsors have their benefits and recognition.

No. Your nomination information is confidential and the documents are strictly protected in accordance with the data protection regulation (Nigeria Data Protection Regulation 2019). The only people who will see it are the organizing committee and the judges.

HSENations is a recognized business with interests in the field of health, safety, environment, security and marketing communication / media consultancy.

HSENations owns the leading independent HSSE news blog in West Africa – hsenations.com - and is the organizer of the Africa Safety Award for Excellence (AfriSAFE),which is the most prestigious and biggest safety award in Africa with over 500 people million reached in 2021. Please visit www.afrisafe.org for more details.

HSENations Media handles majority of the PR activities in the health and safety sector in Nigeria. Successful events handled / coordinated by HSENations include Lagos State Government Safety Commission Conference, Lagos State Building Collapse Guild Conference, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) West Africa Conference, HSE Summit amongst others.

Please Note: Submitting multiple duplicate entries does not enhance your chances of winning