The Outdoors Queensland Awards (formerly known as the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards) recognise and reward excellence in the outdoors community. The Awards celebrate individuals, organisations, programs, events and activities that have been successful in significantly improving outcomes for participants and clients.
The Outdoors Queensland Awards are for the ‘outdoors community in Queensland’ – outdoor enthusiasts, adventure tourism operators, outdoor education providers, activity clubs, land managers, retailers … and more.
The Outdoors Queensland Awards are an important means of recognising the size and diversity of the outdoors 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 the outdoors, outdoor activity and the environment are to the lifestyle of Queenslanders.
The Winners 2016
The decision to select an award winner is never easy and more so when faced with the exceptional quality of nominations this year. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists in the 2016 Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards
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The Brisbane City Council Award for Outstanding Achievement (Organisation)
Winner: Adventure Alternatives
Finalists: Tree Top Challenge & Trinity Anglican School
The Queensland Government Award for Outstanding Achievement (Individual)
Winner: Dave McLeod
Finalists: Neil Robinson & Daniel Rush
The Queensland Government Encouraging Participation Award
Winner: Kindilan – Outdoor Discovery
Finalists: Queensland Sea Kayak Club & Felicity Crosato, Orienteering Queensland
The K2 Basecamp Young Achiever Award
Winner: Duyen Nguyen
Finalist: Brandy Trudgett
The QORF Government Achievement Award
Winners: Redland City Council & Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
Finalist: Redlands Indigiscapes Centre
The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Event Award
Winner: Chicks in the Sticks – RATS Cycling Club
Finalists: Great Bunya Gathering, Girl Guides Qld, Ipswich Trail Run Series, Ipswich City Council & Oxfam Trailwalker
The Nature Play QLD Award
Winner: Rainworth State School P&C
Finalists: Sparky Do Dah, Mt Barney Lodge & Winter Wilderness Adventure Campaign, Logan City Council
The Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces
Winner: Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve, Ipswich City Council
Finalist: Tree Top Challenge
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.
Winners in 2016 were
Adventure Alternatives – winner of the Environmental Award in 2011, Outstanding Organisation in 2012 & 2016
Ipswich City Council – winner of the Government Achievement in 2013 & 2015, Outdoor Places and Spaces Award in 2016
The Awards Night
The award winners were announced at the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards Dinner held at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane on Friday October 28th, 2016 – officially the final QORF event in Outdoor-tober 2016.
Our guest speaker for the evening was Carlo Tonini (right), aspiring member of The Seven Continents Marathon Club, creator of the Worlds Biggest Dinner and passionate supporter of Cure Cancer Australia. His presentation was both inspiring and entertaining. We encourage you to sign up and host a dinner party – all for a good cause too!
Raffle prizes were generously provided by long term supporter K2 Basecamp
The Lucky Door Prize was donated by Mark Collard from playmeo
PHOTOS. Check out all the PHOTOS taken on the night
The annual Outdoors Queensland Awards Dinner is a popular networking opportunity for members of the outdoor community to get together to celebrate the Award winners – the individuals and organisations who have made a positive and lasting difference to outdoor recreation in Queensland, in all its various guises.
Check out the Previous Award Winners