Outdoor Recreation Award Winners

Outdoor Recreation Award Winners

Posted on 27.10.2014

QORF is proud to announce the winners of the 2014 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards, recognising and rewarding excellence in the outdoor recreation community.

Watch the  video clips that were played at the Awards Dinner to introduce each of the winning nominees.

The winners are:

The Queensland Government Outstanding Achievement Award (Individual)
This category is for individuals (whether paid employees or volunteers) who have demonstrated professionalism and a high level of conduct within the outdoor community.

Winner: John Sharpe
Finalist: David Rowland

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

Joint Winners: Adventure Sport North Queensland & Whitsunday Mountain Bike Club

The K2 Basecamp Encouragement Award
The recipient of this Award will be recognised and rewarded for their hard work and dedication in their course/program and/or associated placement/volunteering work, whilst striving for professionalism and ethical outdoor practice.

Winner: Benjamin Kay
Finalist: Hannah Lambert

The Riverlife Award for Excellence in Outdoor Instruction and Education 
The recipient of this award will demonstrate significant achievements in the delivery of outdoor recreation through quality education/instruction.

Winner: Hillbrook Anglican School
Finalist: Healthy Waterways

The Brisbane City Council Outstanding Achievement Award (Organisation) 
This category is open to clubs, organisations and enterprises who can be characterised as possessing professionalism and high standards of conduct, that have made a valuable contribution to the outdoor community at large.

Winner: Seqwater
Finalist: Redlands Kayak Tours

The Queensland Government Environmental Award
The recipient of this Award will be proactive in their efforts to demonstrate, educate and promote sustainable outdoor recreation to a high standard.

Winner: Kayak Noosa
Finalist: Ipswich City Council

The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Event Award
The Outdoor Event Award recognises the achievements of an individual/ organisation/ committee that has undertaken the development and management of a ‘significant’ outdoor recreation event in Queensland.

Winner: Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane, Oxfam Australia
Finalist: Agoonoree Camp, Scouts Queensland

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

Winner: Seqwater
Finalist: Redland City Council

The winners were presented with Awards and Certificates at the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards Dinner on Friday October 31st at Riverlife Brisbane. It was a lovely evening on the banks of the Brisbane River at a great venue. One of the highlights of the evening was a presentation by Australian polar explorer, Geoff Wilson.

Check out PREVIOUS WINNERS  of the Awards

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