Nominations for the 2008 Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) Awards opened across Australia this month.
The HAL Awards include the Graham Gregory Award for excellence in horticulture which carries a $10,000 cash prize and the Young Leader Award which can be bestowed on up to five young leaders in one year.
Since its inception in 1993, the Graham Gregory Award has been the horticulture industry’s most prestigious accolade, recognising outstanding achievements from all sectors in horticulture throughout the whole supply chain.
The HAL Awards also seek to foster the next generation through the Young Leader Award. It is open to nominees under 35 who are able to demonstrate leadership in any discipline related to the horticulture industry. Up to five young leaders can be recognised by this award each year.
The winners(s) will receive a prize valued at up to $2000 that includes travel to the award presentation in Sydney with one night’s accommodation, a free registration at a HAL-funded conference and a certificate of recognition.
Nominations for both awards close on Monday 6 October and the winners will be announced at the Future Focus Industry Summit to be held at the Sydney Convention Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney, November 24 and 25.
Nomination forms are available on HAL’s website www.horticulture.com.au.