The Wet Tropics Management Authority’s Cassowary Awards has been recognising the exceptional contributions to World Heritage Area management within our communities since 1999. Selected individuals and groups are recognised in a gala ceremony each year.
The Wet Tropics Management Authority Board seeks nominations for the Awards from its partners, stakeholders and the public. Cassowary Awards are given to individuals and/or groups, organisations and schools and include both adults and young people (the Young Cassowary Award).
PLEASE NOTE - NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 CASSOWARY AWARD ARE NOW CLOSED.
CASSOWARY AWARD CATEGORIES
There are eight Award categories including the Young Cassowary Award. Guidance on the type of contributions recognised in each category is provided here to assist nominators in their submissions. Nominees can be nominated for more than one category.
Only one Award is given for each category.
Find out more about the Award categories here.
SELECTION OF CASSOWARY AWARD RECIPIENTS
In relation to the conservation of the local environment:
Note: Additional information presented in a video, powerpoint presentation or a written report with photos can be provided to support the nomination and explain the project.
In relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and its values:
RENOMINATION OF PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS AND NOMINEES
Previous nominees, including previous award recipients, can be renominated. You can find the list of previous recipients here
Where a previous recipient of a Cassowary Award is nominated, contributions and achievements will be considered if:
- they are of a different nature to those recognised by the previous Award. In this case, such contributions and achievements could have occurred prior to receiving the previous Award and may or may not have continued up to date.
- they are a continuation of contributions and achievements previously recognised by the previous Award. However, only the contributions and achievements made since receiving the previous Award will be considered.
The Wet Tropics Management Board makes the final selection of nominations that receive the Awards
As the Cassowary Awards is about recognising the contributions of the community, staff of the Wet Tropics Management Authority and politicians will be ineligible to receive an Award.
CLOSING DATE: 8 September 2017
Nominations submitted after this date will not be accepted.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2017 CASSOWARY AWARD ARE NOW CLOSED.