Practitioner Award

AWMS wishes to recognise those practitioners implementing outstanding wildlife management in their field.

Award Value

Up to a maximum of $2500 consisting of:

  1. Three years free membership @ $50 per annum
  2. Free registration to the conference (including the conference dinner) and a presentation time slot at the conference (up to $750). 
  3. Travel costs to a maximum of $600
  4. A framed certificate from the AWMS to be awarded at the conference dinner, and
  5. A $1000 cash prize

Selection Criteria


  1. Must be a field practitioner or a practitioner group involved in wildlife management in the  Australasian region (Australasia includes Australia, New Zealand, Papua/New Guinea and the neighbouring islands in the Pacific Ocean).
  2. Must demonstrate excellence in their field.
  3. Must be able to give a presentation about their achievements at the conference of that year. If a practitioner group is awarded the prize the group is to nominate a member to travel to the conference to represent the group. Other group members are welcome to attend the conference but will not receive assistance from the AWMS to attend the conference.


Selection Process

Applicants must submit to the president of the AWMS ( a one page summary of their achievements along with contact details plus the name of a referee and their contact details.  The summary must include the following:

1. Problem definition (what was the issue, when and how often did it occur, who was involved, etc.)
2. An action plan with measurable goals
3. Implementation of the plan (what was/is being done)
4. Monitoring and evaluation of the action plan (how was it monitored and were the goals met)
5. Improvements to the process (what changes were made after monitoring and evaluation)

Selection Committee

The selection committee will be comprised of:

  • President of the AWMS
  • An independent expert to be nominated by the president of the AWMS
  • A representative from the conference organizing committee.

The selection committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Closing Date:  31 August of each year.