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Green Adelaide is proud to support many awards that celebrate local green champions and their efforts to create a cooler, greener and wilder city. Browse our award selection below.

Green Adelaide supports awards and prizes for green individuals and groups to celebrate people's passion and commitment to create a greener, wilder and cooler city.

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SA Environment Awards, including Green Adelaide’s Pelzer Prize (open for 2023)


Nominations are now open for the SA Environment Awards – including Green Adelaide’s Pelzer Prize – which celebrate some of the state’s most dedicated environmental champions.

The awards are presented by the Conservation Council of SA in partnership with Green Adelaide and the Department for Environment and Water.


Nominations are open across five categories:

  • Jill Hudson Award for Environmental Protection – Now in its 25th year, this award recognises an individual living in South Australia who has made an outstanding contribution to protecting the state’s environment.
  • Pelzer Prize – Championed by Green Adelaide, the Pelzer Prize recognises a conservation leader or environmental champion who works towards restoring landscapes, creating habitat for wildlife, connecting people to nature, or cleaning up natural spaces.
  • Working Together Award – New in 2022, the Working Together Award recognises groups or organisations whose program has recently achieved significant results for our environment.
  • Innovation Award – This new award recognises an individual, organisation or company for developing or applying an innovative solution towards a sustainable future.
  • Leif Justham Young Achiever Award – Named for inspiring young climate activist Leif Justham, this award recognises individuals (or groups of young people) under the age of 28 who have made a significant contribution to protecting the state’s environment.

Nominations are open until 5pm on Friday 21 April.

Visit the website for more information and how to nominate.

Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award


Outstanding South Australian environmental community groups are encouraged to apply for the Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award to recognise and celebrate green achievements.

The award forms part of the National Landcare Awards, which is an annual and Australian-wide celebration to honour environmental champions from urban and rural communities excelling in sustainable agricultural practices, environmental protection, conservation of land and waterways, coastlines and biodiversity.

The Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award celebrates an outstanding community group protecting and improving the urban environment through on-ground action or sustainable capacity building.

Nominating is free and easy. You can nominate yourself, an individual, group or organisation making a difference in their community. Head to the Urban Landcare Award website.

Nominations are now open until 1 March 2024.

The winner will be announced at the National Landcare Awards in May 2024.


    Nominations close 1 March 2024.

    Green Adelaide Urban Landcare Award criteria:

    • Describe the group you are nominating. Please include how long they have been involved, why they got involved and the location of the project.
    • Describe what environmental management issue the group is responding to with their urban landcare project activities; describe any key challenges the nominee has faced and the strategies used to overcome them.
    • Describe how the group has repaired degraded land or natural assets, built capacity for sustainable living and/or nature connection and advocacy in an urban area, including the wider community/public benefit from project activities; include how the group has sought advice, worked with and involved the wider community, other landcare/community groups, government, local business, environmental management agencies, schools and youth groups, and Indigenous land managers in the development and implementation of its plans and projects.
    • Provide examples of how the group has shared and communicated its ideas, plans, skills, and results to encourage others in the community to increase engagement and participation in urban landcare (e.g. field trips, school visitation programs, community education campaigns, training workshops, online or media promotions, creating partnerships).
    • In 25 words (2-3 sentences), summarise your nomination, highlighting the key reasons this group should be recognised for outstanding achievements to urban landcare.

    City of Salisbury’s Watershed Creative Prize (closed for 2021)


    The City of Salisbury’s Watershed Creative Prize provides an opportunity to allow creative people to capture what 'Sustainability' means to them via traditional artworks, written works and those developed using emerging technologies like blogs, music and video.


    The winner of the Mayor’s Award went to David Taylor's constructed ‘Fire Path’ on a black canvas, creating a striking contrast between the colours representing the elements (red-fire, yellow-air, blue-water and green-earth), as well as allowing for the work to be interpreted as either night or day.

    Stormwater SA Excellence Award (closed for 2021)


    Stormwater SA Excellence Awards encourage, recognise, promote and celebrate excellence in the innovation, development, completion and management of stormwater projects and the people involved.

    Green Adelaide was the category sponsor for ‘Excellence in strategic or master planning’.

      All state winners go into the national awards.


      Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec won this award for their strategic planning project at Springwood, Gawler East, which not only addressed stormwater generated by the new development, but helped to rehabilitate a degraded site with challenging topography and sensitive remnant ecosystems.