Outdoors Queensland is proud to acknowledge all the finalists of these awards and to thank them for all they have done for the outdoors in Queensland. There were over 90 outstanding nominations for the 9 awards, and it was quite a challenge for the Outdoors Queensland judging panel to select these finalists.
We acknowledge all nominees for all that they do and the inspiration they give to others, and we thank all the nominators for taking the time to share their belief in their chosen nominees.
Congratulations to all!
The Queensland Government Individual Achievement Award
This award is for individuals who have demonstrated professionalism, high achievement in a particular field and exemplary role modelling.
- Chris Szymanski
- Craig Humbley
- Graham Pringle
- Simon Roberts
- Andrew Grant
The K2 Basecamp Emerging Achiever Award
This award recognises the efforts and achievements of an individual new to the outdoor sector; a student, a young person, or anyone making a change into the sector.
- Annika Eckermann
- Bella Moore
- Liliana Nemeth
- Alexis Newey
- Tayla Whittaker
The Brisbane City Council Outdoor Education Award
This award is for school, early childhood, out of school care, camp or outdoor education providers that deliver outdoor education programs in outdoor adventurous settings, and significantly influence a participant’s physical ability, mental health and ability to thrive.
- Loganlea State High School
- Samford Valley Steiner School
- Sports Tuition
- Birdwings Forest School
The AQIA Workforce Development Award
This award is open to any organisation that supports workforce development by taking on trainee employees/volunteers, provides in-house training or supports workers to undertake external training.
- Paramount Adventures
- Perfect Beginnings Childcare
The Queensland Government Outdoor Recreation Award
This award is for an outdoor recreation peak body, club, provider, event or product that stands out from all others; has raised awareness about the benefits of outdoor recreation and being outdoors; has increased participation in outdoor recreation; and has made a significant impact on the outdoor recreation sector.
- Australian Trail Horse Riders Association
- Queensland Moto Park
- Outer Limits Adventure Fitness Pty Ltd
The Brisbane City Council Adventure Therapy Award
The recipient of this award is an individual, organisation or program that has significantly improved the health and wellbeing of Queenslanders through the use of nature and/or adventure by delivering innovative programs, interventions, training, advocacy and/or research.
- Succeed Healthcare Solutions
- Jump Up For Kids
- Mark Cartner
- Youth Flourish Outdoors
The Queensland Government Adventure Tourism Award
This award is for a tourism operator, event or product that delivers outdoor activity adventure products for either local or inbound participants.
- Cape York Motorcycle Tours
- 2 Bent Rods
The Queensland Government Outdoor Play Award
This award is for organisations (eg. play groups, nature play providers, community groups, councils) that have increased opportunities for Queensland children to spend time in unstructured play outdoors and in nature.
- The Outsiders Play Advocates
- The Playmakers
- Seedlings & Co, Logan Reserve
- Cassowary Coast Regional Council Family Day care Scheme
- Camp Hill Outside School Hours Care
The Outdoors Queensland Government Achievement Award
The Government Achievement Award recognises the achievements of local or state government department, agency, person or program and/or agency that has produced positive outcomes for the outdoor sector.
- Queensland Recreation Centres – DTIS (Sport and Recreation)
- EmpowHER Hiking Program – Scenic Rim Regional Council
- Oxley Creek Transformation Project – Brisbane Sustainability Agency
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Due to success of last year’s online presentation, we will once again be hosting a face-to-face award winners announcement event this year. All attendees, including finalists and their supporters, gather together in a virtual presentation – you will be able to attend the event from anywhere in Queensland.
All finalists, nominators, colleagues, friends and members of the Queensland outdoors community are encouraged to get online and show their support for all the finalists and the outdoors in Queensland.
Please note that finalists will be sent a link to register for a Zoom meeting while supporters and others are encouraged to join in the fun on Facebook Live
Join us on Friday, October 28 at 6pm as we announce the winners of the 2022 Outdoors Queensland Awards.
Go here to join: https://business.facebook.com/events/609377807348406
Date: Friday October 28
Time: 6 pm – 8.30 pm approx.
Dress Code: Smart Casual – or a chance to get dressed up at home!
Guest speaker Beau Miles, good company and lots of fun!
Guest speaker: Beau Miles
Award winning filmmaker, poly-jobist, speaker, writer, odd
On a recent crossing of Bass Strait in a sea kayak, Beau Miles was voted 5th worst dressed in a party of 5. Being offbeat and NQR (Not Quite Right) speaks volumes about how Beau goes about life and represents himself to the world, believing wholeheartedly that we’re all weird. With a PhD in Outdoor Education, a string of successful short films under his belt, and a boundless passion for discovery, Beau’s exploits are funny, authentic, insightful and being copied all over the world.
Learn more about Beau Miles
About the Awards
The Outdoors Queensland 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, clients and communities.
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.
* (formerly known as the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards)
Outdoors Queensland is proud to announce that the Queensland Government is the new Outdoors Queensland Awards Major Sponsor
The Outdoors Queensland Distinguished Achievers Award
This award recognises and acknowledges the achievements of the consistent winners of the Outdoors Queensland Awards (and formerly the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Awards) since their inception in 2002. The benchmark is a minimum of three awards.
Outdoors Queensland thanks and acknowledges the ongoing support of the Outdoors Queensland Awards from all our award sponsors: The Queensland Government, the Brisbane City Council, K2 Basecamp, and the Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance.