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NOTE: No HAL Awards for 2014
Graham Gregory Award

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 award is named for the late Graham Gregory AO who was the first chairman of Horticulture Australia Limited’s predecessor the Horticultural Research and Development Corporation. Throughout his life, Graham Gregory made an exceptional contribution to research and development in Australia’s wine and horticulture industries.

The Award: This award recognises outstanding achievement from all sectors of the horticulture industry, throughout the whole supply chain.

Criteria: Candidates must have established excellence in an area that has enhanced or developed the horticultural industry through activities such as research and development (including market research and development), education, training, technology transfer or advertising and promotion.

The Prize: The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize, travel costs to the value of $2000 for themselves and a family member to attend the award presentation in Sydney, and a commemorative bronze medal.

Past Winners: Click here to read about past winners of the Graham Gregory Award.

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Young Leader Award

The Award: This award recognises leadership from young people in horticulture.

Criteria: Candidates must be under 35 and have demonstrated leadership in any discipline relating to the horticulture industry.

The Prize: The winner(s) will receive a plaque and travel to the award presentation in Sydney with one night’s accommodation.

Past Winners: Click here to read about past winners of the Young Leader award.

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Kendle Wilkinson Award

The Award: This award is named honour of Kendle Wilkinson, a highly-regarded HAL Portfolio Manager, Industry Services Manager and research scientist who passed away earlier this year. The award honours an outstanding young scientist working in horticultural science.

Criteria: Candidates must have graduated with a Masters and/or PhD in Agricultural/Horticultural science within the last 5 years, and be currently working in Horticulture, having done so for a minimum of 3 years.  The award winner will show a demonstrated ability to bridge the gap between science and best farm practice, be highly valued in their field of endeavour/work, possess excellent communication skills, demonstrate positive engagement with all stakeholders and have a strong, outgoing nature.

The Prize: The winner will receive a recognition plaque, as well as travel to the award presentation in Sydney with one night accommodation for themselves and a guest.

Past Winners: Click here to read about the past winners of the Kendle Wilkinson Award.

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