The NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Awards recognise individuals in NSW who show outstanding abilities to raise the level of environmental awareness in the community and who provide leadership, innovation and inspiration to others and contributing to quality environmental education.
2019 Awards Now Open
Nominations for the 2019 Environmental Educator of the Year Awards are now open
Please note: Once you've started the online form, you can't save and return to it later. We suggest you read the full application form online, draft your answers in a word publishing document, and then paste them into the online form when you are ready to submit.
Nominations close on Friday 26 July 2019.
There are 3 categories where a winner will be announced:
1. Government Educator of the Year
2. Formal Educator of the Year (early learning, primary. high school and tertiary educators)
3. Community Educator of the Year
One of the category winners will be selected by the judges as the overall NSW Environmental Educator of the Year winner.
Category winners and the overall winner will be announced at the 2019 NSW Environmental Education Conference Dinner on Friday 4 October 2019.
Congratulations to Nikki Dixon, winner of the Formal category, and overall 2018 NSW Environmental Educator of the Year Award! Nikki was announced as the winner at our Green Ed Drinks event on 4 October, in recognition of her work with Bungwahl Public School on the north coast of NSW.
Congratulations also go to Erika Van Schellebeck who won the Community category, and Melissa Sellen who won the Government category of the Awards. Bradley van Luyt was also acknowledged as a highly commended entry in the Government category.
Many thanks to our 2018 prize sponsors
- Jake Cassar Bushcraft for donating a place at a two day/two night workshop on Wildfood and Medicinal Plants, valued at over $350
- Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park for donating a family pass (up to 2 adults and 2 children) to visit the park, valued at $80
2018 - Nikki Dixon
2017 - Nick Carson
2016 Owen Dunlop
2015 Judy Christie
2014 Jem Hansen
2013 Susan Mayo
2012 Phil Smith
2011 Nell Graham
2010 Rosemary Hadaway
2009 Grahame Collier
2008 Syd Smith
2007 Helen Tyas Tunggal
2006 Helen Scott
2004 Bill Dixon
2002 Stuart DeLandre
2001-2 Cameron Archer and Colin Mondy
2000 No Award (due to dissolution of the AAEE State Executive)
1999 Christine Prietto
1998 Sue and Col Lennox
1997 Alan Fox
1996 David Goldney
1994 Joan Webb
1993 Max Maddock
1992 Beryl Strom
1991 Ken Schaefer
1990 Carolyn Pettigrew
1989 Geoff Young
1988 Neil Dufty
1987 Kevin McDonald
1986 Peter Metcalfe
1985 Di Collins
1984 Jack Sinclair
1983 Brian Gilligan
1982 David Tribe
1981 Allen Strom