How to Participate

How do I Participate?

  • Fill the "Intention to Participate" form. (on-going)
  • Fill the Submission Form.
  • Nominating one Best Practice per category. (6-Mar-2019)
  • Participation in one or more category is permitted.
  • 750 words per criteria or 4,000 words max. per Best Practice submission.
  • All documents must be submitted in soft-copy format only.

Shortlisting Process

  • Independent panel to shortlist based on the original submissions.
  • Informing shortlisted submissions. (12-Mar-2019)
  • Submission of presentations to UAE IAA. (11-Apr-2019)

Adjudication Process

  • Finalists will be required to present their best practice on April 16, 2019
  • 12 mins max. for each presentation. (will be confirmed via email to the finalists)
  • Winners will be selected by an independent jury team consisting of respected professionals.

How many submissions can I participate with?

  • One per category, effectively 3 (one in each category)


  • “I strongly believe that internal audit best practice award is the place for every internal audit department, it can shows its innovation in implementing the IIA standards, applying new solutions and meeting stakeholders expectations. We are living in the information era, sharing your experience will ultimately helping in developing our internal audit profession.”

    - Ayman Abdelrahim - - Chief Internal Auditor, Roads & Transport Authority -

  • It is an honor for Etisalat UAE to be the Overall Winner of the ‘Best Practice Award in Internal Audit’ for the private sector. This award will encourage organizations to share their best practices, innovations and expertise. I am sure that other IIA chapters around the globe shall take a lead from this initiative for a global platform.

    - Nadeem Asghar - - Head of Internal Audit Department – Etisalat UAE -

  • Remarkable first time event by UAE-IAA giving an opportunity to all Auditors to share their creative / best practices across the industry with lots of learning. It also provided a chance to network with the right people. The Best Practices in Internal Audit Award is a great morale booster in the region for the profession.

    - Rajesh Verma, Sr. VP, Head of Audit - - Audit, Fraud & Compliance Group (AFCG) - Mashreq Bank -

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