AWARDS


Orienteering Australia Major Awards

1. Recognition of Contribution and Service

The sport of Orienteering would not happen in Australia without a high level of volunteering and exceptional commitment by volunteers and paid officers. Orienteering Australia recognises this contribution through the presentation of the following awards:

· Silva Award for Services to Orienteering

· Silva Award for Services to Coaching

· David Hogg Medal for Services to Event Management

Nominations for the above awards are submitted by the Orienteering State Associations to the Executive Officer during January of each year. Further information about these awards is available from the Operational Manual.

2. Silva Medal – Orienteer of the Year

The Silva Medal is presented to the Australian Resident competitor who accumulates the most points according to the criteria set out in Section 2.17 of the Operational Manual.

3. Athlete of the Year

The Orienteering Australia Athlete of the Year award recognises the most outstanding performance(s) in elite orienteering competition in a given calendar year.
An Electoral College, which is comprised of members of the Board of Orienteering Australia and members of the High Performance Committees (Foot and MTB), votes for the Athlete of the Year.

Further information about this award is available from the Operational Manual.

4. Hall of Fame

The Orienteering Australia Hall of Fame was established in 2016 to recognise those who have made an outstanding contribution to orienteering, either as athletes or more generally.

Previous winners – the recipients of Orienteering Australia’s major awards are listed here.

Orienteering Australia’s annual trophies:

OA Shield

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The OA Shield is awarded to the champion state in the Long Distance event at the Australian championships each year.
Points shall be allocated in all classes as follows:

Elite and A classes A short classes B classes
1st 3 points 2 points 1 point
2nd 2 points 1 point
3rd 1 point

The Orienteering Australia (formerly OFA) Shield was introduced in 1979. Annual OA Shield winners are listed here.

Xanthorrhea Trophy

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The Xanthorrhoea Trophy is awarded to the champion state in the Relays at the Australian championships each year.
Points shall be allocated in each class except “Mixed Age Classes”, as follows:

Elite and A classes A short classes B classes
1st 3 points 2 points 1 point
2nd 2 points 1 point
3rd 1 point

The trophy was donated by QLD in 1984 and based on the results in the Australian Relay Championships, which at that time were for club-based teams. In 1997 the Relays changed to state-based teams. Annual Xanthorrhea Trophy winners are listed here.

M21E Howden Trophy:

W21E Howden Trophy:

M21E : Swedish ambassadors trophy:

W21E: SilvaTrophy:

Orienteering Australia Badge Scheme

For a description on how Merit badges are awarded please go to this page

Click on the links below for a complete list of all awards given under the Orienteering Australia Badge Scheme since 2004.

2004 2008 2012 2016 2020
2005 2009 2013 2017 2021
2006 2010 2014 2018 2022
2007 2011 2015 2019 2023

The above are lists of awards made during the year.  If someone who has earned a badge in 2020 applies and receives it in early 2021 then that will be included in the 2021 list of awardees not as a 2020 award.

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