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.
The 2010 Recipients of Orienteering Australia’s major awards were:
· Silva Award for Services to Orienteering – Robert Mouatt ACT
· Silva Award for Services to Coaching – Susanne Casanova SA
· Silva Medal for Orienteer of the Year – Geoff Lawford ACT
· Athlete of the Year – Adrian Jackson VIC
All previous recipients are listed in this Spreadsheet.
Annual trophy winners in 2011 were:
OA Shield: NSW
Xanthorrhea Trophy: NSW
M21E Howden Trophy: Rob Walter
W21E Howden Trophy: Jo Allison
M21E : Swedish ambassadors trophy: ACT
W21E: SilvaTrophy: ACT
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 until 2010.