The Sydney Harbour Week Awards are founded on the Sydney Harbour Week vision:
‘To inform, educate and engage the community so as to encourage people to care for and share Sydney Harbour’ The Awards were initiated by NSW Maritime to provide an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution individuals, community groups and organisations make to Sydney Harbour.
Recipients of Sydney Harbour Week Awards are presented with miniature trophies of the iconic Hornby Lighthouse at South Head.
Volunteers from the Australian Heritage Fleet hand craft the trophies in wood. Each is a small vanished replica of Hornby Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse structure in Sydney Harbour. Award Categories
*Heritage Award – for an outstanding contribution to restoring, preserving, lobbying for or establishing a heritage experience.
*Community Award – for an outstanding contribution by an individual, community group or organisation.
*Environment Award – for an outstanding contribution to improving the environment.
*Artist Award – for an outstanding contribution in capturing the harbour in photography, writing, painting and/or another artistic approach.
*Tourism Award – for an outstanding contribution to enhancing the tourist experience.
*Indigenous – for an outstanding contribution in indigenous affairs relating to the harbour.
*Life Time Achievement Award – for life time contribution to the harbour.
Government Award – for an outstanding contribution by an individual or organisation from government in any of the above categories.
Nominations close Friday 1 February 2008. http://www.waterways.nsw.gov.au/wh/shwawards.html