The 2018 Award Finalists

The 2018 Award Finalists

Announcing The 2018 Outdoors Queensland Award Finalists

Posted on 05.10.2018

We are very pleased to announce the finalists in the 2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards.

As the quality of all the nominations was very high the judges had to consider very carefully while making their decisions. Although not all were selected as finalists, the judges commented that all the nominees were contenders and were to be congratulated on the work they do and the impression they have made on others.

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.

  • Bremer State High School
  • Mountain Bike Australia
  • Outward Bound Australia
  • Savannah Guides

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.

  • Bec Fox
  • Peter Lister
  • Phil Harrison

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.

  • Mathew Townsend
  • QLD Moto Park
  • Wide Bay Laser Skirmish
  • Peter Lister

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.

  • Alana Scott
  • April Cunningham
  • Henry Friend
  • Lucy Graham

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.

  • Stanley River Environmental Education Centre
  • Sport and Recreation, Traditional Indigenous Games Trails

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 …

  • Coast High 50  – Those Guys Events
  • ZACH MACH Adventure Challenge
  • Bunya to Bay – Stanley River Environmental Education Centre

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.

  • Hilder Road State School – Fish Creek Kids
  • Kurilpa Community Child Care Centre
  • Pelican Waters Golden Beach Kindergarten

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.

  • Bushrangers MTB Club, Parklands MTB Trails Project
  • QLD Moto Park
  • Camp Kokoda
  • 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.

  • Birdwings
  • Heidi and Geoff Webb, Educational Gardens
  • The Village, Sun and Stars Bushcraft

Come along and support your favourite finalist!

The award winners will be announced at the Outdoors Queensland Awards Dinner held at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane on Friday October 26th, 2018.

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 26
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!

Guest speaker for the evening will be Jemma Wilson, a professional offroad motorcycle racer, who has won both state and Australian championships (see below)

In addition there will be raffle prizes, great food, good company and lots of fun!

Good luck to all the finalists!

See you at the Awards Dinner  🙂





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