WPI Giraffe Awards



2021 Awards Winners

2022 Awards


It’s time to nominate yourself or someone you know who is deserving of a 2022 WPI Giraffe Award! A 2022 WPI Giraffe Award recipient is someone who stuck their neck out over malpractices, fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, etc. and who bravely acts to improve the integrity of the respective agency or beyond, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles or challenges while facing criticism, anger, or pressure to be silent. Nominees are ethical and visionary people who demonstrate a commitment to a better organization and/or community. Categories for where the nominee’s contributions are made are government, private sector/industry, academia, COVID-19, or others. There is no time frame that the nominees' contributions must be within, so take a moment to recognize someone special because courage comes in all colors and spots!

Be sure to register because only WPI Conference registrants are eligible to nominate someone for an award. The nomination deadline is September 3, 2022. Honorees will be announced at the WPI Conference reception.


Award Criteria

2022 WPI Giraffe Award recipients are employees who have stuck their necks out to report malpractices, fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, etc. Those who bravely act to improve the integrity of the respective agency or beyond. Often in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles or challenges while facing criticism and anger. Categories for the nominee's contributions are government/military, private sector/industry, academia, COVID-19, and supporter/ally. There is no time frame that the nominees' contributions must be within, so take a moment to recognize someone special because courage comes in all colors and spots!

If you think you know someone deserving of a Giraffe Award, nominate them now!

Why a Giraffe?

They act as sentinels for other animals due to their height and ability to see danger from far away. When giraffes start running away, other animals follow suit. An excellent mascot for whistleblowers!

*A herd of giraffes is called a tower.*

2022 Giraffe Awards Nomination Link