2021 Award Nominations

AIH Award Nominations 2021

Every year, the Australian Institute of Horticulture recognises the very best in Australasian professional horticulture. Our awards celebrate the passion, commitment and achievements of horticulture projects and people.

Award nominations are open until 5.00pm on Tuesday August 31 2021.

Awards will be presented at the 61st AIH National Annual Awards Dinner, Ivy Ballroom, George St Sydney, NSW now being held in 2022.

Questions? Call us on 02 8001 6198 or email info@aih.org.au.

Please ensure you have read the terms and conditions of each award when you complete and submit your application.

The Australian Institute of Horticulture AWARD OF MERIT is awarded by the National Council in recognition of an innovative horticultural achievement to those who may not be members of the Institute. This may be a specific horticultural project, activity, software or other horticultural accomplishment that has potential or demonstrated value to the horticultural industry.
Who can be nominated?
  • The Award of Merit is recognition of a person or project other than a member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, who has contributed, by the development or operation of a significant or unique product/project of benefit to the horticulture profession. Members of related organisations are encouraged to nominate.
Who can nominate?
Nominations proposed by AIH members, members of related organisations or self nominations will be considered.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and submitted online.
  • Details must provide information of the nominating AIH Member.
  • Details of the Nominee’s background, experience and work/project, plus other supporting evidence should be included.
  • Nominees must fulfil the requirements of the Award as noted.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.
  • The successful nominee should make arrangements to be in attendance.
  • Acceptance of a nomination is also considered approval to use the nominee’s details in AIH publicity.
  • All Awards include an official AIH citation that includes a bespoke trophy.
Judging Criteria – will be selected on the following criteria:
  • This may be a specific horticultural project, activity, software or other horticultural accomplishment that has potential or demonstrated value to the horticulture industry.
 

The Australian Institute of Horticulture, AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, is awarded by the National Council in recognition of innovative horticultural achievement exclusively for its members.

This may be a horticultural project, activity, software or other horticultural accomplishment that has the potential or demonstrated value to the horticultural industry.

Who can be nominated?
  • This Award is open to AIH Members only.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Details must provide information of the nominating AIH Member.
  • Details of the Nominee’s background, experience and work/project, plus other supporting evidence should be included.
  • Nominees must fulfil the requirements of the Award as noted.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.
  • The successful nominee will be personally presented with the AIH Award of Excellence at the Ivy Ballroom,1/320 George St Sydney, NSW.
  • The successful nominee should make arrangements to be in attendance.
  • Acceptance of a nomination is also considered approval to use the nominee’s details in AIH publicity.
  • All Awards include an official AIH citation that includes a bespoke trophy.
Judging Criteria – will be selected on the following criteria:
  • This Award is open to Members who have demonstrated consistent achievement in a horticultural field that may include projects that have high horticultural value in education and media.

AIH is committed to supporting the entry and training of students into the profession of horticulture. This award is given to a horticulture student in Australia who has shown exceptional talent in their studies and/or contribution to the community.

By profiling the excellence of horticulture students it is hoped to both inspire and challenge horticulturists in their studies and to promote their skills and achievements to the public.

All AIH Student Members, especially those who have taken up Free Membership, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who can be nominated?
  • The Award is open to all students currently undertaking or recently completed an acknowledged course in Horticulture with any University, TAFE or Training Organisation and is available to all students with no age barrier, be a current full or part time student – or have graduated since March 31st 2019.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and can be emailed.
  • Details of the Nominee’s background, experience and work/project, plus other supporting evidence should
    be included.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.
  • Will be given one year of membership of AIH (as a Friend of Horticulture member).
  • The successful nominee will be personally presented with the Australian Horticulturist Student of the Year Award at the Ivy Ballroom,1/320 George St Sydney, NSW.
  • Receive reasonable travel costs covered, 1 night’s accommodation and 1 dinner ticket to attend the Awards night.
  • Acceptance of a nomination is also considered approval to use the nominee’s details in AIH publicity.
  • The Award includes an official AIH citation that includes a bespoke trophy.
  • The Awardee must be present and available to accept the award at the Annual Awards Dinner night.
Role as an Ambassador
  • The Awardee is encouraged and required to support AIH as an Ambassador for the duration and (hopefully) after the award year to promote AIH and the study of horticulture in its many forms.
    The Awardee will be required to serve as a Student Representative on the AIH National Council as a non-voting member for a period of 12 months.
Judging Criteria – will be selected on the following criteria:
  • A student who has shown that their input into the industry will provide benefits to the Horticulture industry.
  • Shown a strong interest in the study of horticulture that has extended their current knowledge and expertise.
  • Judging will be on horticultural merit and graduate’s success.
Submission Information

Before entering support must be sought from the horticulture teacher/trainer or College Principal to enter the Award, and associated publicity if the Award is conferred.

Teacher/Trainer Referee Report – At least one referee report – to include:

  • Student’s innovation and commitment to the industry
  • Quality of horticultural skills and knowledge
  • Diversity of the student’s skills and knowledge.

Green Space Urban Award Logo

The Green Space Urban Award can be applied to any green project, anywhere in Australia that uses horticulture in its design, purpose and use for the improvement or provision of open green space and human health and well-being.

Who can be nominated?
  • Open to all nominees as individuals, corporations, groups, cities and towns and products that satisfy the judging criteria.
  • Public, institutional, private park or open space landscapes of all kinds in dense urban areas to remote towns and villages that includes passive and active uses, preservation, reclamation, conservation and improved quality of life.
  • Projects that incorporate sustainable horticulture design and practice.
  • Projects that identify significant benefits such as reducing heat, providing shade, shelter or habitat or improving individual and community health values and well-being whilst having great visual appeal and amenity use. These may involve urban forestry and habitat, vertical and roof greening, tree and landscapes and other green related civic or urban projects.
  • Projects that have originality and imagination will be strongly considered and are not limited to the above or large projects. Applications from country and regional Australia are strongly encouraged.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and submitted online.
  • You need to provide an outline of your nomination of a ‘Green Space’ project that fits the above brief (a pdf document is okay). Upload jpeg photos with captions and any supporting testimonials, letters of support and emails in PDF format.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.

Green Space Regional Logo

The Green Space Regional Awards can be applied to any green project, anywhere in Australia that uses horticulture in its design, purpose and use for the improvement or provision of open green space and human health and well-being.

Who can be nominated?
  • Open to all nominees as individuals, corporations, groups, cities and towns and products that satisfy the judging criteria.
  • Public, institutional, private park or open space landscapes of all kinds in dense urban areas to remote towns and villages that includes passive and active uses, preservation, reclamation, conservation and improved quality of life.
  • Projects that incorporate sustainable horticulture design and practice.
  • Projects that identify significant benefits such as reducing heat, providing shade, shelter or habitat or improving individual and community health values and well-being whilst having great visual appeal and amenity use. These may involve urban forestry and habitat, vertical and roof greening, tree and landscapes and other green related civic or urban projects.
  • Projects that have originality and imagination will be strongly considered and are not limited to the above or large projects. Applications from country and regional Australia are strongly encouraged.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and submitted online.
  • You need to provide an outline of your nomination of a ‘Green Space’ project that fits the above brief (a pdf document is okay). Upload jpeg photos with captions and any supporting testimonials, letters of support and emails in PDF format.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.

The Green Space Residential Award can be applied to any residential  green project, anywhere in Australia that uses horticulture in its design, purpose and use for the improvement or provision of residential space and human health and well-being.

Who can be nominated?
  • Open to all nominees as individuals, corporations, groups, cities and towns and products that satisfy the judging criteria.
  • Residential landscape projects of all kinds including single or multi-storey dwelling in dense urban areas to remote towns and villages that includes passive and active uses, preservation, reclamation, conservation and improved quality of life.
  • Projects that incorporate sustainable horticulture design and practice.
  • Projects that identify significant benefits such as reducing heat, providing shade, shelter or habitat or improving individual and community health values and well-being whilst having great visual appeal and amenity use. These may involve urban forestry and habitat, vertical and roof greening, tree and landscapes and other green related civic or urban projects.
  • Projects that have originality and imagination will be strongly considered and are not limited to the above or large projects. Applications from country and regional Australia are strongly encouraged.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and submitted online.
  • You need to provide an outline of your nomination of a ‘Green Space’ project that fits the above brief (a pdf document is okay). Upload jpeg photos with captions and any supporting testimonials, letters of support and emails in PDF format.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.

The Green Space International Award can be applied to any green project, for a project outside Australia that use horticulture in its design, purpose and use for the improvement or provision of open green space and human health and well-being.

Who can be nominated?
  • Open to all nominees as individuals, corporations, groups, cities and towns and products that satisfy the judging criteria.
  • Public, institutional, private park or open space landscapes of all kinds in dense urban areas to remote towns and villages that includes passive and active uses, preservation, reclamation, conservation and improved quality of life.
  • Projects that incorporate sustainable horticulture design and practice.
  • Projects that identify significant benefits such as reducing heat, providing shade, shelter or habitat or improving individual and community health values and well-being whilst having great visual appeal and amenity use. These may involve urban forestry and habitat, vertical and roof greening, tree and landscapes and other green related civic or urban projects.
  • Projects that have originality and imagination will be strongly considered and are not limited to the above or large projects. Applications must be for projects outside Australia.
Who can nominate?
  • All nominations must be proposed by AIH Members.
Nomination
  • Nominations must be in a documented format and submitted online.
  • You need to provide an outline of your nomination of a ‘Green Space’ project that fits the above brief (a pdf document is okay). Upload jpeg photos with captions and any supporting testimonials, letters of support and emails in PDF format.
  • Short listed nominees may be required for a telephone interview and to supply high resolution images.
  • The decision of the Award Selection Panel is final.

We recommend that you draft your application in the Word template (.docx, 50kb) first then copy and paste it into the form below when complete.