Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Environmental Award

The Sea World Research & Rescue Foundation Environmental Award will be granted to the Queensland Surf Life Saving Club that undertakes the best environmental initiative throughout the 2018/19 patrolling season.

Clubs willing to make a significant contribution to the preservation of, or improvement to, their local natural environment can enter the award.

The initiative can:

  • Be related to the use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea;
  • Be related to sustainable development;
  • Be related to community progress and awareness allied with smart and innovative development from an environmental perspective; and/or
  • Introduce a new environmentally aware club initiative.


Clubs will need to register interest here.


The winning club will receive 4 park annual passes for each nipper signed on for the 2018/19 season (up to a maximum of 450 passes).


At the end of the patrolling season (May 2019), clubs will be required to upload a submission document as well as any supporting documentation.


Judges from Sea World and SLSQ will assess the entries according to the judging criteria and announce at the 2019 Awards of Excellence.


At the end of the 2018-2019 patrolling season, participating clubs will be required to submit their nominations for assessment by the judging panel.
The submissions should describe the club’s initiative, illustrate its impact and clearly demonstrate why it is unique and or ground-breaking and will meet the below criteria. The nomination process will be entirely online.


Initiative Summary | 5%

  • Synopsis of the entry and reason for entry

Drivers | 5%

  • Identify the reason for developing this initiative
  • What inspired you to undertake this project?
  • What is the problem you’re addressing?
  • How did you know this was an issue?

Objectives | 10%

  • Briefly describe the objectives of the initiative.
  • Detail how the initiative objectives were determined and what you are aiming to achieve

Implementation | 10%

  • What steps were taken and why?
  • Who is the target audience?
  • Who are the initiative stakeholders?
  • What methods are used?
  • Why were these methods adopted?
  • Describe timeframes and budgets.

Achievements | 25%

  • Detail the achievements of the initiative. Include any unexpected outcomes.
  • What outcomes/outputs did the club achieve that met the initiative objectives?
  • Have you evaluated the initiative against objectives? If so, please describe your methods.
  • What did your club learn from the initiative?
  • Results can be quantitative and qualitative.

Sustainability & Scalability | 20%

  • Describe any anticipated longer term outcomes.
  • How will your club ensure benefits of this initiative are ongoing?
  • Can the initiative be replicated and used by others?
  • What are the next steps?
  • Is there anything you would do differently if embarking on this initiative again.


  • The answers to all questions have a word count allowance of 500 words.
  • Additional material may be submitted to support or better illustrate your impact and results.
  • Examples of supporting documentation includes sustainability reports, testimonials, media coverage, analytics and statistics, examples of marketing material, photos and videos.
  • All criteria should be supported with clear evidence, using numbers and statistics in your explanation where possible.
  • Confirmation of achievements by external parties will be highly regarded.


The judging panel will be assessing applications based on how well the application criteria are covered by the club.