Outdoors Queensland Awards 2020
Thinking about making a nomination this year?
Here is the information you need to know
- Nominations Open: June 1, 2020
- Nominations Closing Date: August 21, 2020
- Finalists announced on Monday, September 7, 2020
- Winners announced: Friday October 30, 2020
UPDATE – as at June 1, 2020
Despite the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Outdoors Queensland Awards are still going ahead in 2020. Although we don’t know whether we will be able to hold the annual Awards Dinner, we are still intend to acknowledge the terrific things people have done in the outdoors throughout the year.
Outdoors Queensland Awards 2019 Winners
The winners of the 2019 Outdoors Queensland Awards
Check out the Photos from the Awards Dinner and watch all the finalist videos on QORF TV
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.
Winner: Outward Bound Australia
- Trinity Anglican School
- 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.
Winner: 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.
Winner: PCYC Bornhoffen
- Camp Hill Outside Hours School Care
- Ipswich City Council
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.
Winner: Emma Holding
- Josh Newitt
- 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.
Winner: Sunshine Coast Council
Winner: 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 …
Winner: Operation Nighthawk (Scouts QLD, Darling Downs)
- HerberTONNE (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.
Winner: Everton Park Child Care & Development Centre
- Moorooka State School
- Birdwings Nature
- Prior Street Care and Development
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.
Winner: Bayview Conservation Area (Redland City Council)
- Apex Camps
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.
Winner: Koah Sports and Social Club
- Wildlings Forest School
- Tangalooma EcoMarines
- Birdwings Nature
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.
In 2019 this award was presented to PCYC Bornhoffen and Redland City Council
“Over my life I have become passionate about outdoor recreation and the management of indigenous protected areas”
About the Awards
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, 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.
The Awards Dinner
The award winners were announced at the Outdoors Queensland Awards Dinner held at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane on Friday October 25th, 2019.
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 the outdoors and outdoor recreation in Queensland, in all its various guises.
Date: Friday October 25, 2019
Time: 6.30 pm arrival for 7.00 pm start (end approx 11.00 pm)
Dress Code: Smart Casual – or a chance to get dressed up!
Great food, exciting prizes from K2 Basecamp, good company and lots of fun!
Check out the photos from the 2019 Awards Dinner
Guest speaker for the evening was Brisbane based runner, Jacqui Bell, a Brisbane based runner who is well on the way to becoming the youngest person to run an ultra-marathon on all seven continents.
Meet the woman running 1,800 kilometres across seven continents (ABC News)
Check out her exploits on Instagram
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.
QORF thanks and acknowledges the ongoing support to the Outdoors Queensland Awards from all our sponsors: The Queensland Government, the Brisbane City Council, K2 Basecamp and Nature Play QLD.