We are very pleased to announce that the Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance (AQIA) is our new event sponsor for the Outdoors Queensland Awards.
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we will not be hosting a face-to-face awards dinner this year. Instead we will be getting all attendees, including finalists and their supporters, 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 and show their support for all the finalists and the outdoors in Queensland
Register here for the Zoom presentation or watch here on Facebook Live as we celebrate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Outdoors Queensland Awards.
Date: Friday October 30
Time: 6 pm – 8.30 pm approx.
Dress Code: Smart Casual – or a chance to get dressed up at home!
Guest Speaker - Eleanor Carey
Eleanor is an Australian adventurer, speaker and writer. She is the first ever Australian female to row the Pacific Ocean, and modestly describes herself as ‘a young pale, ginger woman of barely passible fitness who cries at the drop of a hat’.
In 2018, Eleanor joined two women from the UK and together they rowed from California to Hawaii setting two world records in the process!
Hear some of her story online at the 2020 Outdoors Queensland Awards.
An ordinary person who chooses to is capable of extraordinary things
Presenting the finalists in the 2020 Outdoors Queensland Awards
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.
- Higher Ground
- Youth Flourish Outdoors
- North Brisbane Dirt Dogs
- WYLD Projects
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.
- Darren Osmond
- Dave Reeve
- Adrian Antonello
- Jon Webb
- Peter Effeney
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.
- 2 Bent Rods
- Nature Freedom
- Arcadia Agile Learning Centre
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.
- Kelle-Ann Druery
- Jacob Forker
The Outdoors Queensland 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.
- Department of Environment and Science ‘Think Outside’
- Queensland Recreation Centres
- 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 …
- Shimano Mountain Bike Grand Prix, Jo Parker & Bob Morris (Rocky Trail Entertainment)
- Urban Challenge, Scouts Queensland
- Clint Eastwood Last One Standing, AAA Racing and Coaching
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.
- Berrinba East State School
- Wildlings Forest School
- Clearview Early Learning and Kindergarten
- Goodna Special School
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.
- Brisbane City Council, Oxley Creek Transformation
- North Brisbane Dirt Dogs, Bunyaville and Samford
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.
- Brisbane City Council, Oxley Creek Transformation
- Birdwings Forest School
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.
Check out the Previous Award Winners
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.