Military Simulation & Training (MS&T), the International Defence Training Journal by Halldale Group, announces the release of the 20th Annual Simulation & Training Awards program recognising the contribution of companies in the defence community to education, training and readiness. The military simulation and training industry continues to be dedicated and innovative, and its work deserves to be showcased and rewarded. Building on the success of our 2020 MS&T Simulatoin & Training Awards with over 6,000 subscriber votes received in the selection of the winners, we are excited to be recognising again in 2022 the hard work and creativity of the S&T industry.

As the leading defence training journal for more than 38 years, MS&T is proud to acknowledge companies and people that provide exceptional value and service to military clients. Finalists will be announced in MS&T issue 2/2022 (publishing September 6). Winners, Finalists and Honorable Mentions will be recognized in MS&T 3/2022 (publishing November 18). Winners will be presented with awards during the I/ITSEC 2022 conference in Orlando, November 28 – December 2, and featured on the 2022 awards web pages.

There are six award categories in 2022: Outstanding Innovative Product, Outstanding A/M/V/XR Application, Outstanding Serious Games for Learning, Small Business of the Year, Outstanding Woman in Defence Training, and the Pioneer Award which recognises an individual for consistent, long-term contributions to the art, science and community of simulation and training. The Pioneer Award is mirrored in the Civil Aviation Training Pioneer Award given by companion publication CAT Magazine, and will be selected by the awards evaluation panel. Of further significance, to recognize the vital contributions of small businesses to S&T, two winners, one for small business (fewer than 50 employees) and one for medium/large business (50 or more employees,) will be awarded in each of the overarching Outstanding Innovative Product, Outstanding A/M/V/XR Application and Outstanding Serious Games for Learning categories.

A panel of MS&T editors will select a maximum of three finalists in each of the award categories. MS&T print, digital and eNewsletter subscribers will be asked to vote for the best finalist in each category. The voting period and directions will be announced by email. All readers will be limited to a single voting session.

The Halldale Group and Military Simulation & Training Magazine welcome all defence industry companies, and academic institutions and defence organizations, as appropriate, to complete and submit a nomination. Entries will be accepted from May 31 through July 15, 2022.

For more information about each Award, and the submission process, visit www.halldale.com/mst-awards-2022. Contact Holly Foster, Halldale Business Manager, at Holly.Foster@halldale.com if you have any queries or require additional information.