Ipswich Enviro Awards aim to recognise those in the community who have contributed to improve environmental and sustainability outcomes for the city.


  • 5 June 2021 Nominations open
  • 31 July 2021 Nominations close
  • August 2021 Judging
  • 28 August 2021 Winners announced at EnviroForum

Categories and eligibility criteria

All nominees must have participated in their action or activity within the past year (5 June 2020 – 5 June 2021). Actions or activities may have been undertaken for a longer period of time but must still be ongoing in the past year to be eligible.

Environmental Hero Award

This category recognises an individual who has taken action to improve or enhance the natural environment of Ipswich. Examples of actions that may be considered in this category include community greening activities, conservation works, tree plantings, litter clean ups, or natural area rehabilitation works.

Sustainable Leadership Award

This category recognises an individual or group who has actioned new and creative solutions, taking a holistic view of sustainability, to reduce the community’s environmental footprint. Examples of actions that may be considered in this category include educational or community events about living sustainably or corporate sustainability actions.

Young Enviro Champion Award

Individuals aged 25 years or younger who have made an outstanding contribution to the protection of the environment or have committed to action a sustainability initiative can be nominated for this award.

Enviro Organisation Award

This category is open to organisations which have implemented activities to improve and protect the natural environment or improve sustainability through actions or design. Examples include sustainable initiatives that encourage increased sustainable living practices within the community or corporate environmental initiatives above best practice operations.

For more detailed information, view the 2021 Ipswich Enviro Awards Nominee Guidelines.