Enter the EEV Environmental Educator of the Year Award

Award information and entry form

EEV’s Vision for Victoria: Active, aware and sustainable communities

EEV’s Purpose: To provide environmental and sustainability educators with a professional association that connects people and organisations to develop capacity for enriched, sustainable lives

Strategically aligned with our vision and purpose, the Victorian Environmental Educator of the Year Award acknowledges individuals from amongst our membership base who have made an exemplary contribution to the field of environmental and sustainability education within Victoria for the previous calendar year.

The award aims to build recognition of the sector, demonstrate leadership and develop capacity among professional environmental educators as well as celebrate and acknowledge the breadth and commitment to sustainability in all educational settings.

An overall winner will be announced as well as up to two specific sector awards (where relevant), to acknowledge the breadth of environmental education contexts in Victoria.

Sectors include:

  • Formal education settings: Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary and Early Childhood facilities
  • Informal education settings: Local/State Government or Not-for-profit sustainability officers and other community-based practitioners.

Who is eligible to enter?

All current financial EEV members are eligible to nominate or be nominated for these awards except for current members of the EEV Committee of Management and paid EEV employees.

EEV members are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves or another EEV member for these awards, in the interest of recognising the valuable work being undertaken across Victoria.

To become an EEV member or renew your lapsed membership, click here.

Awards process

Nominations are considered by a judging panel set up by the EEV Committee of Management, consisting of at least one member of the EEV Committee of Management and two other environmental/sustainability educators nominated by the Committee of Management.

EEV reserve the right to not award in any given year.

Award winners

All award winners will receive a framed certificate and will be honoured in a presentation ceremony and in subsequent communications to media.

The recipient of the EEV Educator of the Year Award will be introduced in the “In Conversation” section of Eingana and will be acknowledged at the Annual General Meeting.

At the discretion of the EEV Awards Committee, the Victorian Environmental Educator of the Year may be nominated for the AAEE Environmental Educator of the Year Award.


Nominations should clearly demonstrate how the Nominee has made a major contribution to environmental and/or sustainability education in the previous calendar year, above and beyond their regular duties.  Applicants should use the application form below to apply for the award.

All nominations are judged against the criteria as described and weighted in the following application form. The award will be determined at the discretion of the judging panel. The judging panel will use the information provided by the applicant in this form and attachments to assess to what degree the criteria have been met.

Entry guidelines

All entries should include:

  • a completed entry form (see below), including contact details for the nominee, nominator (if different) and two technical referees who can attest to the contribution of the nominee as described in the submission.
  • a document which clearly sets out and articulates responses to the judging criteria as detailed in the entry form
  • other supporting materials if applicable (No more than 4 pages of supporting documents or more than 10 MB.)

Judges will assess applications only on the basis of the applications submitted.


  • Entries have now closed
  • Please check back here in early 2018 for next year’s awards

Further information

Contact Julie Harris, Executive Officer, (03) 9349 1806 or email: eo@eev.vic.edu.au