Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards

QLD Outdoor Recreation Awards

The Awards recognise and reward excellence in the outdoor recreation community

Nominations for the 2016 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards are now OPEN

The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards recognise and reward excellence in the outdoor recreation community. The Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have been successful in significantly improving outdoor recreation outcomes for participants and clients.

The Awards are an important means of recognising the size and diversity of the outdoor recreation community and industry and provide an opportunity for outdoor individuals and organisations to be rewarded and recognised for their contribution. They are also a means of recognising how important outdoor recreation is to the lifestyle of Queenslanders.

Check out the Previous Award Winners    

Be inspired!

Preparing Your Nomination

  1. Review the award criteria
  2. Select the most appropriate award
  3. Go to Make an Award Nomination
    • Consider carefully how your nominee meets the criteria of the chosen award
    • Collect all necessary background information and support material
  4. Go to the Nomination Form, complete and SUBMIT!


Important Dates
Nominations Close: Friday September 16, 2016
Winners announced: Friday October 28, 2016

 

The Awards

The Queensland Government Award for Outstanding Achievement (Individual)

Sponsored by The Queensland Government

This award is for individuals who have demonstrated professionalism, high achievement in a particular field and exemplary role modelling.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Consistent high quality service delivery
  • Innovative instructional or educational programs
  • Providing opportunities for people of all abilities

Make A Nomination today!

The Brisbane City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement (Organisation)

Sponsored by the Brisbane City Council

This award  is open to clubs, organisations and enterprises that have made a valuable contribution to the outdoor community and operate with professionalism and to high standards.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Consistent high quality service delivery
  • Innovative instructional or educational programs
  • Providing opportunities for people of all abilities
  • Innovative environmental sustainability programs
  • Sustainable land management practices
  • Active involvement in community environmental projects

Make A Nomination today!

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The Queensland Government Encouraging Participation Award

Sponsored by The Queensland Government

The recipient of this award will have achieved significant success in encouraging participation in outdoor activities through innovative program development and/or marketing.

They should meet all or some of the Essential CriteriaIn addition, nominees (organisations or individuals) may have facilitated increased participation in outdoor recreation for either the general population or specific client groups through:

  • Innovative programs designed to attract a broader client group
  • Program modification to target a select client group
  • Inclusive programs designed to engage:
    • People of all abilities and/or CALD backgrounds
    • People of all ages & gender
  • Effective marketing and promotion
  • Outstanding program delivery

Make A Nomination today!

The K2 Basecamp Young Achiever Award

Sponsored by K2 Basecamp

This award recognises the efforts and achievements of a individual new to the outdoor sector; a student, young person or other making a change into the field. They maybe enrolled in a structured course (eg School, TAFE, University), volunteering or working as a trainee for an outdoor activity provider.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Achievement of personal goals or marked improvement
  • Exemplary leadership, role modelling and initiative
  • Professional behaviour and ethical outdoor practice
  • Effort over and above what is expected
  • Contribution which has helped achieve significant outcomes

Make A Nomination today!

The QORF Government Achievement Award

Sponsored by QORF

This award recognises the achievements of local or state government departments and/or agencies that have produced positive outcomes for the outdoor sector.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Development of supportive policies, strategies and/or actions
  • Active engagement with advisory groups or committees to address community needs and values
  • The provision of a diverse range of outdoor activity opportunities

Make A Nomination today!

The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Event Award

Sponsored by the Brisbane City Council

This award is for individuals, organisations or committees that have developed and managed a significant* outdoor recreation event, that might include one-off or annual events such as Come-and Try days, Adventure Races, Expos or Festivals, major state / national / international championships, jamborees …

*number of competitors, entrants or attendees, the turnover or funds raised and/or the number of individuals involved in organising / running the event.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Environmental, economic and social sustainability
  • Significant increase in opportunities for participation in outdoor recreation
  • Consideration of appropriate risk management and safety strategies
  • Coordination of significant numbers of volunteers
  • Extensive involvement and support from local business / community
  • Innovative promotion, event planning, marketing, sponsorship, risk management or facility design

Make A Nomination today!

The Nature Play QLD Award

Sponsored by Nature Play QLD

This award is for individuals or organisations who have developed initiatives to increase the time kids spend in unstructured play outdoors.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition they may have demonstrated excellence through:

  • Innovative programs, events or activities
  • Exciting outdoor play spaces
  • Creative resources for outdoor play
  • Awareness raising events, publications or services

Make A Nomination today!

The Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces

Sponsored by The Queensland Government

This award recognises that outdoor recreation activities require access to places and spaces. Nominees for this award will have developed one or more outstanding outdoor recreation facilities or venues.

They should meet all or some of the Essential Criteria, and in addition, the facilities may:

  • Create or substantially increase opportunities for outdoor recreation activities.
  • Utilise innovative design and/or construction features
  • Address the specific needs of the target user group or community.
  • Follow or develop best practice methods in environmental techniques.
  • Use appropriate risk management and safety strategies

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The Queensland Outdoor Recreation Achievers Award

This award recognises and acknowledges the achievements of the consistent winners of the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards since their inception in 2002.

Previous recipients:

Managing Your Event!

Resources to help you plan and run an amazing event: Event Management

Become a member

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