Awards

2018 AWARDS NOW OPEN

Celebrate our 58th Annual Awards at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort on Queensland’s beautiful Gold Coast on Saturday 27 October 2018.

Our awards have recognised the incredible achievements and dedication of some of Australia’s best-known people and projects. Nominate today and help us share in the beauty of Australian horticulture.

There are eight award categories: please ensure you read the eligibility requirements which are specific to each award. Good luck!

Nominations must be received by the AIH National President by 5 pm, September 8th, 2018. Email your applications to the AIH National President on president@aih.org.au.

AWARDS CATEGORIES 2018

This is the most significant annual award given by the AIH to an outstanding horticulturist from the AIH member body in Australia and overseas.

These Awards are presented to the recipients for their outstanding contribution to the horticulture industry, including horticulture education or horticulture media.

The nominee will have demonstrated exemplary conduct as a professional horticulturist through the outcomes of a horticultural project during the past 2 years, in progress or completed between January 1st 2017 and July 31st 2018.

DOWNLOAD FLIER AND APPLICATION FORM (PDF, 350KB)

AIH is committed to supporting the entry and training of students into the profession of horticulture and is the highest award to be given to a horticulture student in Australia.

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.

DOWNLOAD FLIER AND APPLICATION FORM (PDF, 350KB)

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.

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The Australian Institue 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.

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AIH and its members are practitioners of horticulture across a wide range of disciplines, the majority of which are related in most ways to the improvement of healthy living.

Green space as a development, renovation, or its preservation can take many forms especially as urbanisation becomes more acute. This is obvious in larger cities, but is also an ambition of regional, country and outback towns and villages.

The AIH Green Space Awards are divided into two categories:

URBAN Green Space Award and RURAL Green Space Award.

The 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.

DOWNLOAD FLIER AND APPLICATION FORM (PDF, 650KB)

The AIH SILVER GUM is an award that occupies a senior position in the AIH National Awards structure. It is considered one of Australia’s most significant horticultural awards.

The AIH Silver Gum is an award of recognition for members of the Institute, who may or may not have held AIH office, or others from the wider horticulture community who have brought exceptional focus and benefit by understanding the enormous value that horticulture plays in our lives.

Generosity of time, spirit and innovation are central to the nominee’s attributes.

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The Australian Institute of Horticulture GOLDEN WATTLE AWARD is the premier AIH award. It is the AIH ‘Hall of Fame’ acknowledgement of one individual who has excelled in the profession in a range of activities and brought significant benefit to the profession of horticulture.

Since its inception in the AIH 2010 Golden Anniversary Year this handsome award has been presented to horticulture luminaries such as Don Burke OAM FAIH RH, Colin Campbell (Late) OAM FAIH, Judy Horton MAIH RH, Wes Fleming, Graham Ross VMM, MAIH RH, Peter Cundall AM and Jane Edmonson OAM.

DOWNLOAD FLIER AND APPLICATION FORM (PDF, 350KB)

Horticulture is a strong area of growth for Australia, but the number of young people with qualifications in horticulture are declining. We work with key partners in the industry to enhance our award experience, developing the young people that the industry needs for a sustainable future.

Our awards program focuses on developing amenity horticulture, landscaping, parks and gardens, and wholesale and retail nurseries. We work with an advisory panel to develop our awards into areas of key importance to the horticulture industry.

Awards are valued at $8,000! Applications are submitted through BBM Youth Support by 31 July 2018.

AWARD SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE

Our annual awards are made possible with your generous sponsorship, offering you exposure and a variety of customised benefits that enable your organisation to reach a targeted and dedicated horticultural audience.

Download The Awards Sponsorship Kit (PDF, 380kb)

"Receiving the AIH Student of the Year Award in 2017 has enabled me to develop the use of endemic flora in gardens of North East Qld. I am making a series of posters with drawings of garden escapees becoming environmental weeds to educate the public..."

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