Being an Australian Riverprize judge is something I really enjoy. I love reading through the applications from worthy projects across Australia, and it fills me with hope and pride that so many people feel passionately about their rivers and local communities.
The 2012 Theiss International Riverprize and Australian Riverprize are now open and encouraging groups to submit their applications. The application process has changed so that it is split into two stages. Stage one is the initial application whereby the forms are downloaded from the IRF website and submitted electronically by 16 March 2012. A short list will then be selected and applicants will be notified in early April as to whether they have reached stage two of the application process. The short-listed applicants will then be sent to stage two Riverprize application to complete and submit by 15 June 2012.
This new application process allows for a fast and efficient method to determine whether a project meets the criteria and will be competitive in the Riverprize program. Written feedback on any unsuccessful stage one applications will be provided upon request.
The winners will be announced at the 2012 Riverprize Gala Dinner, held during the 15th International Riversymposium, on 8-11 October in Melbourne, Australia. More information about the 2012 Riverprize can be found by following this link. If you would like to hear about the finalists and winners for 2011 I encourage you to watch the videos, they are excellent!