Award Finalists Announced

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Award Finalists Announced

2019 Outdoors Queensland Awards - Finalists

Posted on 09.09.2019

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Outdoors Queensland Awards.

There were many outstanding nominations and the judges had to think long and hard to make a their selection. We acknowledge all the nominees for being so highly thought of that they were put forward as a possible winner of an award, and thank all the nominators for taking the time to show their support for their chosen nominees.

Congratulations to all the finalists and we wish you well in the final selection of the award winners.

The finalists are:

The Brisbane City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement (Organisation)
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.


  • Trinity Anglican School
  • Outward Bound Australia
  • Adventure Sports Kitesurf Australia
  • Mt Barney Lodge

The Queensland Government Award for Outstanding Achievement (Individual)
This award is for individuals who have demonstrated professionalism, high achievement in a particular field and exemplary role modelling.


  • Mark Cartner
  • Brian Ford
  • Stephanie Rainsford

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


  • Camp Hill Outside Hours School Care
  • Ipswich City Council
  • Bornhoffen PCYC

The K2 Basecamp Young Achiever Award
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.


  • Josh Newitt
  • Emma Holding
  • Nadia Ebersohn
  • Tim Janetzki

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


  • Sunshine Coast Council
  • Gympie Regional Council

The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Event Award
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 …


  • Operation Nighthawk (Scouts QLD _ Darling Downs)
  • Herbetonne (Adventure Sport NQ)

The Nature Play QLD Nature Play Education Award
This award is for educational services or institutions, such as schools or childcare centres, that have increased the time kids spend in outdoor learning, Forest School or unstructured outdoor play.


  • Moorooka State School
  • Birdwings Nature
  • Prior Street Care and Development
  • Everton Park Child Care & Development Centre

The Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces
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.


  • Apex Camps
  • Wearthy
  • Bayview Conservation Area (Redland City Council)
  • Xperiences

The Queensland Government Nature Play Community Award
This award is for communities (individuals or organisations) that have developed initiatives to increase the time kids spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.


  • Wildlings Forest School
  • Koah Sports
  • EcoMarines
  • Birdwings Nature


The winners will be announced: Friday October 25, 2019 at the Outdoors Queensland Awards Dinner

BOOK a place at the Awards Dinner today to make sure you won’t miss out.



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