This year the first prize is the latest iPhone (iPhone 6 if it is out by November!) and an iPad Air - that's £1000 worth of Apple tech!
On top of this the winner gers a set of other goodies including a splendid trophy and a free space at next year;s International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference.
Judges for this prestigious award include:
Giles York, Chief Constable, Sussex Police
Karyn McCluskey, Director, Scottish Violence Reduction Unit
Edward Hampson, Head of Intelligence Analysis, Kent & Essex Police Serious Crime Directorate
Spencer Chainey, Director of Geographical Information Science, UCL
Richard Berry, Assistant Chief Constable, Gloucestershire Police
Details of how to apply will be released soon - keep your eyes on the ACIA LinkedIn Group and Twitter feed.