Enter the EEV Environmental Educator of the Year Award 2018

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Environment Education Victoria’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

The EEV Environmental Educator of the Year Award acknowledges individual EEV Members who have made an exemplary contribution to the field of Education for Sustainability (EfS) within Victoria during 2018.   

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

Who is eligible to enter?

Applications are invited from all sectors of our membership: Primary and Secondary Schools, Tertiary and Early Childhood facilities, Local/State Government or Not-for-profit sustainability officers and other community-based practitioners.

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.

At the discretion of the EEV Committee of Management, the EEV Environmental Educator of the Year may be nominated for the AAEE Environmental Educator of the Year Award in 2019.  

EEV Environmental Educator of the year criteria

Nominations should clearly demonstrate how the Nominee has made a major contribution to environmental and/or sustainability education in the calendar year 2018, 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, 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 assess applications only on the basis of the applications submitted.

Entry form




Indicative timeline

  • Submissions received by EEV by COB Monday, 1 October 2018
  • Submissions reviewed by the judging panel by 19 October 2018
  • Award finalists notified by 26 October 2018
  • Awards presented at the EEV AGM on Friday, November 16 2018.

Entries have now closed


Further information

Contact Julie Harris, Executive Officer, (03) 9341 8176 or email: eo@eev.vic.edu.au