This award recognises an exceptional water professional who aligns with the AWA purpose of inspiring and driving a sustainable water future. The awardee will be able to demonstrate their leadership, influence and passion for the water sector.

This award is open to all Professional AWA Members and Employees of Corporate AWA Members who are 35 years of age or younger at the time of submission to their state or territory award.

Closing date by state:
The 2023-24 season is now closed. Entries for the 2024-25 season will open in June 2024.
Submission Criteria for this award:
• Describe how you have through your primary professional role contributed to the water sector? (500 words)
Describe how you are promoting and inspiring a sustainable water future outside of your primary professional role, eg through roles you have volunteered for within your organisation or extra-curricular activities. (500 words)
Items to accompany your submission:
• 2 x Reference statement (500 words)
• Biography
• 3 x images to be used in awards presentation
Optional video overview of the project (note: no score will be allocated to this video)


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