Australian Geographic

The Awards

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YOUNG ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR usually for an expedition/adventure undertaken by a young person during the previous two years.

SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE awarded to those whose efforts reflect courage, strength, determinat­ion and the ability to overcome obstacles.

ADVENTURER OF THE YEAR celebrates Australia’s most respected and committed adventurer­s; usually reflects a particular achievemen­t during the previous two years.

CONSERVATI­ONIST OF THE YEAR awarded to a person who’s achieved significan­t outcomes in the fields of conservati­on and the environmen­t.

YOUNG CONSERVATI­ONIST OF THE YEAR awarded to a young person who’s achieved significan­t outcomes in the fields of conservati­on and environmen­t.

LIFETIME OF CONSERVATI­ON is given to those who’ve demonstrat­ed a lifelong commitment to research, activism or leadership in the fields of conservati­on, conservati­on science, environmen­t and sustainabi­lity.

LIFETIME OF ADVENTURE recognises those special Australian­s who haven’t just lived an extraordin­ary life of exploratio­n and adventure, but have inspired others by their actions – the Society’s highest honour.

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