2019 CASSOWARY AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN - LODGE YOUR NOMINATIONS HERE!
Prior to each awards ceremony, the Wet Tropics Management Authority Board seeks nominations from partners, stakeholders and the public. Awards are given to individuals and/or groups, organisations and schools and include both adults and young people (the Young Cassowary Award).
There are nine Award categories, including the Young Cassowary Award. Guidance on the type of contributions recognised in each category is provided below to assist nominators in their submissions.
Nominees may be nominated for more than one category. Only one Award is given for each category.
Selection of Cassowary Award recipients
Young Cassowary Award
In relation to the conservation of the local environment:
Additional information presented in a video, PowerPoint presentation or a written report with photos may be provided to support the nomination and explain the project.
Criteria for all other categories
In relation to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and its values:
Previous recipients and nominees
Previous nominees, including previous award recipients, man 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:
The Wet Tropics Management Board makes the final selection of nominations that receive the Awards
Staff and board members of the Wet Tropics Management Authority and politicians are ineligible to receive an Award.